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The Comey Memo, The Russians Hack, and Unicorns: Mythology at it’s Best (or Worst)

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It didn’t take long for another scandal involving the White House (that would be President Trump) to surface; this one involves the firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey.

I’m not surprised by the firing, I’m just surprised it took this long. When a new administration comes to the White House, usually the former administration’s staff is let go and replaced. Comey was hired by the Obama administration so it’s no surprise that Comey was fired.

But seeing how Comey wanted to be a career government employee and Trump prevented this, Comey wanted revenge. We know that by Comey’s actions toward Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election he was vying for a career by showing his loyalty to whom was presumed to be the next President.

The newest claims of Trump’s incompetence by the Left begins during a Feb. 14 meeting in the Oval Office between Trump and Comey. Comey was asked to stop the investigation of Flynn.

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“I hope you can let this go, I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”

On May 9th, Trump fired Comey. Comey shot back and said he had a memo which stated that Trump wanted him to stop the investigation of National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Most likely the memo is a rumor, a myth, or an outright lie. It is being used to help delegitimize Trump’s administration. The memo exists just as the evidence for Trump’s Russian influence on the 2016 Election exists. NOT!

Why would Comey, a loyalist of the Democratic Party have evidence of “obstruction” of justice by a sitting President and the enemy of the Left and wait this long to present it; coincidentally right after he was fired. That is a tactic of revenge.

In order to force the materialization of the memo, Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, fired off a letter to acting F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe, demanding that the bureau produce all “memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings” of James Comey’s meetings with Trump no later than May 24.

Comey claims to have a memo he wrote which documents the meeting between the two, but where’s the memo? It seems that everybody in the agency [F.B.I.] has seen the memo yet it hasn’t surfaced. If the memo does surface, then Comey could be in for a prison term.

If there is really a memo in which Comey says Trump asked for the investigation to end, then on May 3rd, at the Senate Judiciary Committee on F.B.I. oversight where Comey defended his investigation of Hillary Clinton he perjured himself.

During the hearings, Senator Hirono of Hawaii asked the question which may bring down Comey:

HIRONO: So if the Attorney General or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that F.B.I. investigation?

COMEY: In theory yes.

HIRONO: Has it happened?

COMEY: Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the F.B.I. to stop doing something that — without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason that would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.

Comey has declined to testify to a closed Senate Intelligence Committee meeting which comes as no surprise. If he did consent to the meeting he would likely be found to be a liar or he would perjure himself again.

Senator Lindsey Graham said he invited Comey to testify before the Judiciary Committee but the same holds true if he consents to Graham’s offer. Both meetings would prove to be disastrous to Comey and the Left.

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Whether Trump’s comments was meant to obstruct or impede an F.B.I. investigation requires [according to the federal criminal statute 18 U.S.C. 1503 for obstruction of justice] prosecutors to prove someone “acted with a corrupt intent to influence, intimidate or impede an investigation,” according to Richard Drooyan, a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles.

There are dozens of different variations of obstruction charges ranging from threatening witnesses to influencing jurors. What Trump did more or less amounted to attempts to interfere with the “due administration of justice.”

Eugene O’Donnell, a former New York prosecutor says that the federal criminal statute for obstruction of justice is “a tricky statute.” “Was it intentional? Was it his conscious objective to thwart the investigation? Could you prove that beyond a reasonable doubt?”

O’Donnell continues, “Then you get into an issue like how precise his documentation was. Did he exactly write word for word what the president said?” Was Comey’s memo just that, a memo or was it a government document? A certified legal document? A document with some type of clearance attached to it? No. It was just a note Comey wrote to himself to document his meeting with Trump as he is known to do.

Both O’Donnell and Drooyan was interviewed by James Queally for the LA Times.

What does “corruptly” mean under federal law? Corruptly is defined as showing someone acted “with the intent to secure an unlawful benefit for oneself or another.” Encouraging leniency for Flynn is improper but not necessarily seeking an unlawful benefit for Trump.

Then there is the question of corruptly influencing what? Obstruction cases are usually built around judicial proceedings and not around meetings in the Oval Office. Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case.

And if anyone is guilty of obstruction, it’s Comey.

Under the law, criminal code 18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President Trump. There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the DoJ, as he is duty-bound to do.

So, either the memo exists and Comey committed perjury, or the memo doesn’t exist and he just lied to Congress and the American people. Either way, that ranks Comey up there among the likes of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Throughout the election and the first 100 days Trump got away with so much, in fact he could be called the “Teflon Don” because none of the accusations stuck. He’s been in office only for around 4 or 5 months and all this drama. I guess the next 44 or so months will be even worse.

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California Shutdown: Rogan Makes The Case For Moving To Texas

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Joe Rogan says he is sincerely considering relocating from California to Texas in response to the state’s overly “restrictive” response to the and its “ridiculous” taxes.

“Here’s the thing, if California continues to be restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live. First of all, it’s extremely expensive — the taxes here are ridiculous.”

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On his popular podcast show Wednesday, host and comedian Joe Rogan said he is seriously considering relocating from California to Texas in response to the deep-blue state’s overly “restrictive” response to the and its “ridiculous” taxes.

“I might move to Texas,” Rogan said, citing serious previous discussions he’s had about it (video below).

“Here’s the thing, if California continues to be restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live,” said the popular podcast host. “First of all, it’s extremely expensive — the taxes here are ridiculous.”

“And if they really say that we can’t do standup until 2022, or some sh** like that, I might jet,” he continued. “I’m not kidding. I’m not kidding. This is silly. I don’t need to be here.”

“The only reason why I’m here is because I’m close to people like you,” he added. “A lot of my friends live here, the [Comedy] Store is here. But if they won’t let us do the Store, but we can do stand up in other places, why would we stay here?”

Asked where in Texas he would consider moving, Rogan cited Austin and Dallas as potential landing spots. “I like Austin a lot, I like Dallas a lot. I like Houston, but I don’t know if I’d live in Houston,” he said, noting the humidity in the area. More

If you decide to leave your poorly run state, please have enough humility to recognize that the political, economic, and social ideas of that state are what caused the problems that you are fleeing. Please don’t bring those ideas with you.

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Toy Gun Causes Chaos After Zoom Class: ‘My Poor Kids Thought We Were Going To Be Arrested.”

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Sheila Perez Smith told the Todd Starnes Show that she was astonished when the police showed up at her home after a zoom class another parent had been “very uncomfortable” with a toy gun in plain sight during the class.

Karen’s gonna Karen.

Townhall:

There’s really nothing worse than neighbors ratting out neighbors. But that’s what Democrats are urging citizens to do across the country. And more often than not innocent Americans are getting caught in the crosshairs.

Sheila Perez Smith tells the Todd Starnes Show that she was stunned when the police showed up at her home near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Smith’s 7-year-old son had just completed a zoom class from the den of their home when she received an urgent email from her son’s first grade teacher.

It just so happened that the little boy had recently been gifted a toy gun and the child had placed his “new favorite thing” on the table next to the computer.

“Another parent had been very uncomfortable by the fact that the gun had been in view of the zoom call,” Mrs. Smith said on my radio show. “It’s such an innocent thing that someone used to make a judgment and an accusation.”

A few hours after they received the email, there was a knock at the front door. It was the police. More

As a child, I used to run around with friends playing “cops and robbers” with cap guns popping off caps everywhere. I guess today, they’d call in a SWAT team and put everyone in the neighborhood on lockdown. How very, very sad.

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Dennis Prager: Our Dress Rehearsal For A Police State

‪It truly is disconcerting how easily Americans have accepted erosion of our freedoms and civil rights in the name of public safety. 

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Dennis Prager says this is our dress rehearsal for a police state.

“The federal, state, county and city governments are now restricting almost every freedom except those of travel and speech. Americans have been banned from going to work (and thereby earning a living), meeting in groups (both indoors and outdoors), meeting in their cars in church parking lots to pray, and entering state-owned properties such as beaches and parks — among many other prohibitions.”

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All my life, I have dismissed paranoids on the right (“America is headed to communism”) and the left (“It can happen here” — referring to fascism). It’s not that I’ve ever believed liberty was guaranteed. Being familiar with history and a pessimist regarding the human condition, I never believed that.

But the ease with which police state tactics have been employed and the equal ease with which most Americans have accepted them have been breathtaking.

People will argue that a temporary police state has been justified because of the allegedly unique threat to life posed by the new coronavirus. I do not believe the data will bear that out. Regardless, let us at least agree that we are closer to a police state than ever in American history.

“Police state” does not mean totalitarian state. America is not a totalitarian state; we still have many freedoms. In a totalitarian state, this article could not be legally published, and if it were illegally published, I would be imprisoned and/or executed.

But we are presently living with all four of the key hallmarks of a police state:

No. 1: Draconian laws depriving citizens of elementary civil rights. More

This is no dress rehearsal for a police state. In many states that is exactly what we already have. Dennis Prager is correct, the most frightening part is how quickly the American public has allowed it to happen.

 

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Candace Owens Suspended from Twitter for Weighing in on Michigan Lockdown

This is the authoritarian technocracy at work, folks. 

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We need to stop thinking about social media as a place where we can freely express ourselves, and begin to ponder ways in which we can utilize these platforms to gauge tyranny.

You see, you can’t just say whatever you want on Twitter anymore.  Or Facebook.  Or even Instagram.  Your thoughts are being monitored, and if your opinions are considered “invalid”, they will be removed from the conversation.

This will occur in spite of the business and exposure that you bring to the platform as well, so don’t think that being a big-name online is going to save you from the agenda set forth by these Orwellian clowns.

Take Candace Owens, for instance.

Conservative firebrand and BLEXIT founder Candace Owens was suspended from Twitter on Saturday after tweeting that people in Michigan should open their businesses and “go to work” despite the draconian measures implemented by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) in response to the Chinese virus.

“Apparently [Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer] believes she is a duly elected dictator of a socialist country,” Owens had tweeted. “The people of Michigan need to stand up to her. Open your businesses. Go to work.”

“The police think she’s crazy too,” she added. “They are not going to arrest 10,000,000 people for going to work.”

Owens wasn’t even given an actual explanation.

On Saturday, Owens received a notification from Twitter informing her that her account was suspended over the aforementioned tweet.

“We determined this Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, specifically for:” read the notification, but did not further clarify which specific rules Owens had violated on the social media platform.

This is the authoritarian technocracy at work, folks.

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Tucker Exposes How MSM And Dems Appear To Be Parroting Chinese Propaganda

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposed how the media and Democrats appear to be parroting Chinese propaganda.

“Many in the intelligence world with experience in China suspected right away that the story the Chinese government was telling about this virus was almost certainly a lie.”

Tucker nails it!

Daily Wire:

Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired a segment that showed how a lot of the rhetoric being used by the mainstream media and Democratic Party matches the propaganda that the communist Chinese government is using to deflect blame over the coronavirus outbreak.

Carlson began the segment by reporting on what he says U.S. government officials have told him about the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China, and by also documenting how China has repeatedly changed its story about what happened.

Later in the segment, Carlson said, “As of today, says someone in a position to know, there is ‘Almost unanimous agreement in the American intelligence gathering agencies that the virus currently destroying much of the world emerged from a lab in Wuhan.’ Almost unanimous. That is a phrase almost never used to describe any conclusion coming out of the Intel Community.” More

All hysteria aside this virus originated in China—it’s a Chinese virus period. The MSM is the most despicable group of people on the planet.

The fact that they would pick up this propaganda and spread it without looking at the facts is a disgrace and a disservice to people who want to know the truth. They don’t really care about Americans.

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Doctor From MIT Warns ‘Deep State’ Using Coronavirus Fear-Mongering

Hopefully, this guy has above-average security!

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A scientist with four degrees from MIT believes the coronavirus pandemic is being used by the “Deep State” for its own purposes.

“As an MIT PhD in Biological Engineering who studies & does research nearly every day on the Immune System, the #coronavirus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest fraud to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, & push MANDATED Medicine!”

TWJ:

A decorated scientist with four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believes the coronavirus pandemic is being used by the “Deep State” for its own purposes.

Shiva Ayyadurai said on Twitter that “fear-mongering” over the outbreak is being used to push an agenda.

It is important to note that Ayyadurai did not say the disease is man-made or a hoax.

You should follow the guidelines from doctors, federal, state and local governments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But what Ayyadurai did say is that some in the government are using the pandemic to frighten people into obedience.

Think about what has transpired in less than a week’s time. We have handed control of nearly everything in our lives to the government. More

It didn’t take long for me to see this as a means to ensure President Trump’s loss in 2020, but that’s not going to happen. Once again, Trump has outsmarted them all.

That’s what I’ve been saying all along! The virus is real and should be taken as seriously but I truly believe that the Deep State Democrats have a nasty surprise up their sleeves.

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Bernie Tells Americans Exactly What Will Make Him Drop Out

The Democratic Party’s been trying to stop him for months, and now Bernie has told them exactly how to do it.

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The Democratic Party is beginning to run out of time.  They have only a few scant weeks to get their ducks in a row before the Democratic National Convention in order to avoid an abomination of a nomination.

The issue now is that the Democratic voters are clearly favoring Bernie Sanders for the nod, while the party establishment appears to be shoving Joe Biden down everyone’s throats.  The friction has been a bit ugly to watch, like a slow motion fender bender that will see you rescheduling your entire afternoon before you know it.

But Sanders, to his credit, has been fairly honest about the process.  He’s explained his expectations to his supporters explicitly, and has now told us precisely what would make him consider leaving the race altogether.

From his appearance on MSNBC earlier this week:

RACHEL MADDOW: If, at the end of the day, it turns out that Vice President Biden is going to have more delegates than you do heading into the convention, will you drop out?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: Of course I’m gonna drop out; he will win. I mean, I suspect, we will run through the process, and I think people have a right to vote. But if Biden walks into the convention, or at the end of the process has more votes than me, he’s the winner.

MADDOW: And that’s true whether or not he has a majority or a just plurality?

SEN. SANDERS: Absolutely, that’s what I’ve said. Look, here’s the story, and there’s some confusion about this. Last time around in 2016, you talked about 2016, you’ll remember that before the very first vote was cast in Iowa, Hillary Clinton had 500 superdelegates at her side. She walked into the campaign with 500 superdelegates. I thought that was totally outrageous, absurd, and undemocratic. We fought very hard in the Democratic rules process to get rid of all superdelegates. That is my preference. I think it should be the decision of the people, not Washington insiders. We lost, but what we did get is not getting rid of all super delegates at the convention voting, but that on the first ballot there won’t be any superdelegates voting.

And there you have it, Democratic Deep State:  The surefire way to make Bernie Sanders go away is to actually beat him in the primary.  Who would have thunk it?

 

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