[Daily Caller] Former Rep. Trey Gowdy said Friday he doubts James Comey will be indicted as a result of an inspector general’s investigation into possible FISA abuse while he was FBI director.
"Do you believe James Comey will face prosecution. Yes or no?" Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked Gowdy.
"No, I don’t," said Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who retired from Congress in January.
"He’s not going to be indicted. So if that’s what people expect, they’re going to be disappointed. I’d rather set reasonable expectations," the Republican added.
Gowdy’s comments are sure to disappoint conservative Trump supporters who have called for mass prosecutions of FBI officials who took part in the bureau’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Fox News personality Sean Hannity has led the call for prosecutions, pressing guests on his show each night to agree that Comey and other FBI leaders will face legal jeopardy for relying on the unverified Steele dossier to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, against Trump aide Carter Page.
Within weeks, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General is expected to release a report of its investigation into whether the FBI complied with FISA.
China already lost in the trade war with the U.S. Although you will never hear Chinese authorities, especially President Xi Jinping, admit it as such, the evidence is everywhere and only becoming more compelling by the day.
Reuters recently reported that based on the Chinese government's own data, China's economic slowdown has worsened in August, with "growth in industrial production is at its weakest in 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war with the United States and softening domestic demand. Retail sales and investment gauges worsened too." Despite such poor readings, Premier Li Keqiang insists that China is still on track to achieve 6 to 6.5 per cent growth rate this year.
Given the Chinese government's tendency to present a rosier economic picture to satisfy political goals, most China watchers believe that Li's statement was an about-face, and that the actual economic situation is much worse.
[Right Scoop] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has always been at war with Nancy Pelosi. They’ve had temporary cessation of hostilities from time to time, but the war has never been over. And the latest lull in hostilities is clearly over, as AOC and the wing of the party she leads ‐ and make no mistake, she leads it ‐ have had enough of the "moderate" (lol) wing overseen by the iron fist of Pelosi and the weirdly-named Steny Hoyer.
AOC opened fire on Twitter last night. The freshman Dem said the bigger scandal isn’t Trump’s, but her own party not doing what she wants them to about Trump. And the internet took it from there.
[Townhall] "Well, ________________ is going to totally be the thing that lets us crucify Trump! Yeah, Russia flopped and his alleged Nazi-ness failed and that weasel ex-lawyer/convict of his struck out, but we promise ‐ this time, ___________ is going to bring him down!"
So saith CNN, the Times, the gang at LonelyNeckbeardedLeftistLoser.com and the rest of the cabinboy media, along with the carb-curious Fredocon dorks and the surviving furries, pseudo-Cherokees and other assorted Democrat weirdos currently wandering about in Iowa pestering farmers to join them for selfies. There’s always a new _____________, except the "bring him down" part just never seems to happen.
No coffee for the liberal establishment, because coffee is for closers (NSFW language, sissies). These geebos have been trying to close the deal since 2015, but all they have to do it with are the Rio Rancho leads ‐ they never get the Glengarry leads that will put a stake through the heart of the Bad Orange Man.
The second most recent act in the endless fail-a-thon that is the elite’s hysterical reaction to the rise of Donald Trump was a gambit by the Stop the Hammering guy.
Lawrence O’Donnell claimed he had dirt about Russians controlling Trump because they co-signed some of his loans. He had nothing. Putting aside that when someone guarantees your debts you have leverage over him, Larry the Laughingstock had to apologize when his baloney turned to Schiff.
MC Hammered should have known that when it comes to Trump, you can’t touch this. But these leftist toadies never, ever learn.
So now, some deep state dirtbag has decided he can end-run classification (sound familiar?) and executive privilege and narc out The Donald to the House Dems by leveraging the whistleblower statutes. And what is the subject of said narcage? Allegedly, Trump told the Ukrainians that they should investigate why Joe Biden’s kid and brothers ended up with hugely lucrative sweetheart deals in that notorious Slavic cesspool of corruption.
To which Normal Americans reacted by asking, "Wait, Joe Biden’s kid and brothers ended up with hugely lucrative sweetheart deals in that notorious Slavic cesspool of corruption?"
You see, the problem with making the latest THIS WILL DO IN TRUMP! moment out of the President’s alleged attempt to investigate corruption by the Biden family is that it brings to the fore a scandal that the mainstream media has carefully covered up during the marathon of gaffes that has been Gropey J’s nomination campaign, i.e.that the Biden clan has obviously made a fortune exploiting HairPlug One’s elected offices. There’s no other explanation for their amazing success. Absolutely no one is thinking, "Well, the Bidens are a smart family of cunning and shrewd thinkers who totally could have scored these huge windfalls in Ukraine (and China too) even if Joe had not been a DC power-player for nearly 50 years."
Joe Biden is headed under the bus on this one.
[Politico] Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.
Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.
The Ukrainian efforts had an impact in the race, helping to force Manafort’s resignation and advancing the narrative that Trump’s campaign was deeply connected to Ukraine’s foe to the east, Russia. But they were far less concerted or centrally directed than Russia’s alleged hacking and dissemination of Democratic emails.
[American Thinker] What do you do when unemployment is under 4% and the economy is doing well? Well, the answer is that you desperately look for this or that to distract a population happily employed.
The latest Ukraine scandal is such a distraction but one that Democrats may grow to regret. In other words, this may not be the story Mr. Biden wants to be explaining over the next few months.
The Hunter Biden story has been around for a while, as we see in this report from Politico:
Despite the outrage that greeted reports of the president's actions, Biden's immediate response was no simple matter.
His son Hunter Biden's lucrative contracts with Ukraine ‐ at the same time the vice president was in charge of U.S. policy toward the country raised ‐ raised the prospect of fueling a narrative with downside political risk for Biden.
"This puts him on the ropes over having to talk about this," said Patrick Murray, a pollster with Monmouth University. "He certainly doesn't want to talk about this, his family."
That's right! There is no pretty way to explain how the son got lucrative contracts from the country that the father was overseeing.
It does not pass the smell test. You cannot explain this as a coincidence. The public will connect dots and figure it out.
What's the Ukraine story? I don't know, but I'm convinced that President Trump builds a trap, and the Democrats fall right into it.
[Big League Politics] It’s hard to imagine a national political figure that could possibly derange the progressive left more than Donald J. Trump. But New York Times writer Farhad Manjoo already has done exactly that, admitting in a Times opinion piece that populist commentator and Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson would in fact be "worse" than Trump as President.
According to Manjoo, Carlson would be poised to deliver on the economic, nationalist populism most prominently proposed in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and frequently featured on Tucker’s primetime Fox News show.
Majoo admits that Carlson’s pro-American platform would have a broad appeal across diverse elements of American society, reaching out to the great portions of Americans whose livelihoods are threatened by the conglomeration of wealth on the coasts by massive, soulless, and delusional San Francisco tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft. He would be poised to offer policy solutions to offset the effects of automation in an era where most conventional conservatives simply don’t care to think outside the box in order to solve one of the most pervasive problems facing American society.
[Babylon Bee] HARLEM, NY‐Union Seminary recent held a chapel service where its students could apologize to plants for their climate sins. Everything seemed to be going well as seminarians apologized for taking an Uber instead of walking, accidentally eating meat, and basically just existing at all.
But the touching proceedings soon took a turn for the worse. Xen Hapling, a freshperson at Union, approached a drooling giant venus flytrap and apologized for xis sins. "O great green viney one, I am sorry for all the methane I've released and for all the times I've spoken, releasing chemicals into the ai---AGGHHHH!"
The plant wasn't having it and swallowed xim in one chomp. It then began a murderous rampage, locking the doors with its tendrils and devouring all the students at the chapel.
"DESTROY ALL HUMANS!" it bellowed as it ate student after student who had confessed all their climate sins. "LEAF US ALONE! YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR SINS! I DO NOT ACCEPT YOUR PITIFUL CARBON CREDITS, FOOLISH MORTALS!"
One Buddhist priest employed by the Christian seminary was cornered by the plant and begged for mercy.
[Medical News Today] Being able to identify someone's risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered.
According to several studies, bacteria living in the gut can predict the onset of bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Otherwise known as colorectal cancer, it is also the third leading cause of cancer-related death for both males and females in the U.S.
However, this risk factor is not a simple one. The makeup of the gut microbiome ‐ which refers to the trillions of microbes residing in the gut ‐ varies from person to person.
Numerous studies have investigated if specific microbe types or combinations could lead to bowel cancer or worsen its progression.
Now, researchers from Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa have carried out a review of these studies to see if they could uncover any trends or patterns.
Whoever put it up is a genius. There's no way the good liberal folk can openly object to 'islam is right...' without offending islamists. And the feminists and gays who support islam without caring what it does to its women will just quietly fume.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.