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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Per Horowitz - No FISA warrant for surveillance of US Persons Manafort, Papadopoulos, or Flynn ?
[The Last Refuge] Amid the investigative and research questions over the past several years, there was always a question about who, within the Trump orbit, may have been subject to FISA court authorized surveillance during their activity in 2016.

Because they were initially the four targets of the FBI investigation, there was speculation Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and/or Lt. General Michael Flynn were also subjects of Title-1 FISA Court authorized surveillance, in addition to Carter Page.

Today during his testimony, Inspector General Michael Horowitz specifically noted there was no other FISA application against any other campaign official. [See 05:23 of testimony to questions by Senator Chris Coons ‐ prompted just hit play]:

Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell video.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 07:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No warrants? Seems to me that ought to be a big deal, but nobody else seems to be talking about it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#2  A comment at Instapundit "If they can do that to the President, imagine what they can do to you."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||


Barr: Comey refusal to reinstate security clearance a 'problem' in FISA investigation
BLUF:
[Washington Examiner] In his report, Horowitz said Comey was one of a number of former FBI employees who "chose not to request that their security clearances be reinstated for their [inspector general] interviews" and "therefore, we were unable to provide classified information or documents to them during their interviews to develop their testimony, or to assist their recollections of relevant events."
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 03:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh, your clearance has expired? No problem, we'll just grant an administrative extension to your Periodic Re-Investigation (PR) for the duration of the investigation.

Still a no-go? No problem, we'll simply 'declassify' all related documentation.

There, how we doing so far ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 3:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Why would an innocent person do this, and why would a guilty person not?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/12/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Once being deposed for two days, I had to see a couple of documents before my memory came flooding back. So not seeing those docs, I could have (and did) respond, "I don't remember". Once refreshed, I did remember.

Without the documents, I could have lied about remembering, and still not have been confronted with the truth.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#4  "...Someone like Durham can compel testimony, he can talk to a whole range of people, private parties, foreign governments, and so forth.”

Declassification and Durham criminal investigation might clear up a lot of these problems.

I noticed Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI) was probing around the edges in the Horowitz hearing to try to get at what Durham was up to. Horowitz did not know or had not talked with him.

The attacks on Bar, Durham and Rudy Giuliani have increased.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||


FBI Lawyer Doctored Email to Make Carter Page Appear as a Russian Agent Instead of a CIA Source
[PJ] On Wednesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report and the FBI's counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign back in the last presidential election cycle. Senator Lindsey Graham confronted Horowitz and everyone else present with a shocking finding from Horowitz's report: the FBI lawyer supervising the FISA process, named Clinesmith, purposefully doctored an email to make former Trump adviser Carter Page appear as a Russian agent rather than as a CIA source, which he actually was.

"When you read this report," Graham said today, "is that a lawyer supervising the FISA process at the FBI, according to Mr. Horowitz, doctored an email from the CIA to the FBI and he's going to be referred for criminal prosecution."

"Why is that important?" Graham then asked rhetorically. "Carter Page, who has been on the receiving end of all this, the foundation to believe he was a foreign agent comes from a dossier that we will talk about in a minute. In that dossier provided by Christopher Steele -- and we will talk about him in a minute -- they claim that Page meets with three people known to be Russians, Russian agents, people associated with Russia."

Mr. Page still viewed as totally oblivious (unwitting) regarding his clandestine involvement in the Trump Campaign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 02:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Permissions would have to have been issued. Reasons and justifications given, etc. Perhaps former Director Brennan could shed some much needed light ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 2:36 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 2:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Where the hell is Steele?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Hopefully he's been Epsteinized.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder what Durham is getting from Kleinsmith and how far up the chain it goes? If ever a guy was facing the Epstein/Rich solution its this guy.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/12/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Steele's Back

Hat Tip to the Bongino Report
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#7  OK so he submitted another piece of shite to the Guardian.
But where is he, physically? Still "in hiding"?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 19:18 Comments || Top||


DOJ inspector general unable to say if bias tainted Carter Page FISA process
[Washington Examiner] Bias may have crept into the process by which the FBI sought the authority to monitor electronically a onetime member of President Trump's campaign, according to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

An assessment from the DOJ watchdog found the Trump-Russia investigation was opened on a sound legal footing and was unable to "find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced" the genesis of that investigation.
"We even did a word search for 'bias' but didn't find any exact references"
But Horowitz, who released a report on Monday regarding the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump team, distinguished between the opening of the inquiry in late July 2016 and the investigatory actions related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that followed.

"We asked all the witnesses ‐ not just him ‐ as to whether bias or other improper considerations had any impact, but we also looked for emails, text messages, documents that could show what we found, frankly, with Strzok and Page," Horowitz said while answering a line of questioning by Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Horowitz was referring to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former FBI officials who were part of the Russia investigation before being removed due to the discovery of anti-Trump text messages that the inspector general found in a prior investigation. One revelation in Horowitz's latest report is that Strzok was involved in the decision to initiate the counterintelligence investigation, but it was his superior, Bill Priestap, the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, who made the actual authorization.

Related: Red State - IG Hearing Highlights: DNC Funded Dossier Used To Justify Surveillance, Was Illegal Surveillance, Everyone Involved Referred for Further Investigation

Related: Red State - In Completely Shocking Twist, James Comey Lied About His Knowledge of the Steele Dossier

Related: Red State - Even Members Of The Very Progressive Left Are Admitting The Steele Dossier Was Garbage
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 01:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's that 'intent' thingy again? /sarc off
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:45 Comments || Top||

#2  It was wrong, he was unjustly prosecuted, he was destroyed by overzealous agents, but there was no intent. And he said that with a straight face? Our nation is crumbling, and he is mincing words. Don't they understand that the swamp will get burned off the face of this nation if they don't start acting like adults??
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/12/2019 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  So says Inspector General Clouseau.
Posted by: Creling Pelosi3622 || 12/12/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  The DOJ IG report was soomewhat vanilla in presentation but there were bombshells in it too.

For many it will be an eye-opener. In the beginning every MSM news outlet laughed when Trump said he was wire-tapped. They are not laughing so much now.

I think we are in for a long showing of War and Peace. There are many moving parts. Our country has many internal enemies. Russia has not done as much damage.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 22:59 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Hunter Biden Baby Mommy Wants Answers About Burisma
[TOWNHALL] Last month, a DNA test confirmed that Hunter Biden is the father of a child born in August 2018. The mother, Lunden Roberts, reportedly worked at Mpire Gentlemen's Club in Washington, D.C., where Biden frequented. That's how the two allegedly met. Roberts has, understandably, gone after Biden for child support, health care and legal fees.

Biden filed a motion in the Arkansas Circuit Court of Independence for a protective order to shield his financial records from being made public a few weeks ago. A judge demanded both Roberts and Biden hand over five years worth of financial records, meaning he has to reveal his position at the Ukrainian gas company Burisma and just how much money they paid him, Daily Mail reported. It has been estimated that he was paid anywhere between $50,000 to $83,000 a month to sit on Burisma's board, despite having no natural energy experience.

The judge presiding over the case originally wanted only three years of financial records but ultimately said he needed five years of records to determine how much child support Biden needs to cough up.

Roberts wants Biden to admit he sat on the board of Burisma and received a monthly paycheck from the company and that "he 'or an entity owned, controlled or under your direction or supervision' received money from a Chinese person or entity for foreign and domestic investment purposes."

The judge in the case has made it very clear that he doesn't want to drag this out any further and wants to make a decision soon.

"I do not want to have this [drag] out nor do I want to have to drag out the monies these individuals may have received in any form or fashion. I anticipate paternity as well as custody, support and visitation being established at our next hearing," the judge wrote.

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In addition to the hefty monthly salary, one must wonder if there might have been a significant 'sign-on' bonus ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Just because a girl strips for a living doesn't mean she's dumb. In fact, I'll bet you she's a lot smarter than Hunter.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 2:45 Comments || Top||

#3 
This is a real comedic turn of events. Stuff of disastrous, caper ending hollywood finales.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 3:09 Comments || Top||

#4  I wonder what the IRS might have uncovered if they weren't busy slow-rolling conservative groups' applications for non-profit status and playing fast and loose with conservatives' tax returns.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/12/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Hoover's China payoff will make Burisma look like pikers.

We haven't even got started plumbing the depths of his / hhs dad's / Kerry & Son's corruption.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#6  The judge might order Hunter's tax and financial records in order to bring about a fair settlement to this case.

With the kind of money the Bidens have received from various fronts, they will probably keep this going in the courts for awhile.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Grom, you can give me 50:1 odds and I wouldn't take your bet.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:29 Comments || Top||

#8  56:1 my last offer.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 18:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Pelosi's son seems to have similar problems as Hunter according to a recent report at OAN.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 23:02 Comments || Top||

#10  60:1 odds
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 23:06 Comments || Top||


Britain
Exit poll shows Conservatives trouncing Labour in UK election
[Ynet] An exit poll showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party will win a majority of 86 seats and Labour will win 191 seats in a British general election dominated by Brexit and - for the Jewish community at least - allegations of anti-Semitism.

The result gives Johnson the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the exit poll indicated.

The exit poll showed the Conservatives would win 368 seats, enough for a comfortable outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. The Scottish National Party was predicted to win 55 seats and the Liberal Democrats 13.

Official results were to be declared over the seven hours after polls closed at 10 pm.

In the last five national elections, only one exit poll has got the outcome wrong - in 2015 when the poll predicted a hung parliament when in fact the Conservatives won a majority, taking 14 more seats than forecast.

If Johnson's bet on a snap election has paid off, he will move swiftly to ratify the Brexit deal he struck with the European Union so that the United Kingdom can leave on Jan. 31 - 10 months later than initially planned.
Over all things certain, this is sure indeed,
Suffer not the old King: for we know the breed.

Give no ear to bondsmen bidding us endure.
Whining "He is weak and far"; crying "Time shall cure.",

(Time himself is witness, till the battle joins,
Deeper strikes the rottenness in the people's loins.)

Give no heed to bondsmen masking war with peace.
Suffer not the old King here or overseas.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 18:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It ain't over til Labor litigates the vote
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 18:51 Comments || Top||

#2  No litigation. It's not even close. A complete rout.
The only q is how long before Corbyn is pushed out.

Btw this feels like a nice harbinger for 2020. Apparently the Tories surged in the decaying industrial heartland.

I expect the same type of surge in WI MI and PA in 2020-- especially because of the strong economy. Like 1984 again.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#3  "Alas, I am not meant to marry
But to go it alone," mourned old Barry;
"A brogue for a brogan,
All thanks to Bo Grogan,
That tow-headed son of a Tory!"
Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 22:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Barry Lyndon!

Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 22:16 Comments || Top||

#5  IF BJ hangs in there, Britain may yet prosper. Scotland seems to want to leave, why not let them, and they can shift for themselves. Same for any other parasites.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 12/12/2019 22:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Lyndon London ;-)
Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 22:49 Comments || Top||

#7  GROGAN: In heaven's name, what does all the row mean?

BARRY's COUSIN: The fact is, sir, the young monkey's in love with Nora. He found her and the Captain in the garden today. Now he's for murdering Jack Quinn!

QUINN (indignant): Mr. Brady, I've been insulted grossly in this house. I'm not satisfied with these ways of going on. I'm an Englishman! And a man of property! And this impudent young swine should be horsewhipped!

BARRY (to Quinn): Mr. Quinn can have satisfaction any time he pleases..by calling on Redmond Barry, Esquire of Barryville.

GROGAN (to Quinn): I'll see the boy home.

GROGAN (to Barry): A pretty day's work, Master Redmond. Knowing your uncle is distressed for money--trying to break off a match which will bring £500 a year into the family....Quinn has promised to pay off the £500 which is bothering your uncle. He takes a girl without a penny...a girl that's flinging herself at the head of every man in these parts. And missing them all! And you, who ought to be attached to your uncle as to your father....

BARRY: I am.

GROGAN: And this is the return you make for his kindness? Didn't he harbour you when your father died? Hasn't he given you and your mother a fine house, rent free?

BARRY: Mark this, and come what will of it: I will fight the man who pretends the hand of Nora Brady. I'll follow him if it's into the church and fight him there. I'll have his blood, or he'll have mine.

GROGAN: Faith, and I believe ye! I never saw a lad more game in me life. Give me a kiss, me boy. You're after me own soul. As long as I live, you shall never want a friend or a second!
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 23:00 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Yang Qualifies for Dem December Prez Debate
[Hot Air] Only two days before the deadline to qualify for the last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019, entrepreneur Andrew Yang secured his last qualifying poll to join six of his competitors in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, marking the only candidate of color who will appear on the stage so far.

He will join: former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, billionaire Tom Steyer, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Posted by: lord garth || 12/12/2019 09:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:

#1  musta been the whipped cream... bet he has Buttigig's (or whatever) vote.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||


Gotta Admit, Ted Cruz Has a Way with Words
[WashingtonExaminer] Ted Cruz mocks Trump-Russia investigation: 'This wasn't Jason Bourne. This was Beavis and Butthead'.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 08:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Or, maybe, Ren & Stimpy?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 19:35 Comments || Top||


House Passes bill that critics say grants 'large-scale amnesty' to illegal immigrants

[FOX] The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 260-165, with support from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill provides a process for undocumented farmworkers to seek a temporary five-and-a-half-year "Certified Agricultural Worker" status if they have worked for approximately six months in the industry in the last two years.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., the bill’s sponsor, said that it was a "historic" compromise and example of bipartisanship.

Because California needs more serfs

The bill had support from a number of farm groups, but has faced fierce opposition from immigration restrictionists, who claim that the amnesty component is similar to one in the 1980s that was rife with fraud and saw more than a million illegal immigrants win protection. They also say that the bill keeps immigrant workers tied to their jobs in a form of indentured servitude until they get their green cards.

"The only thing worse than another large-scale amnesty is one that then forces people to continue to toil for poor wages and under poor working conditions for the same unscrupulous employers who hired them illegally in the first place," Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), said in a statement.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 07:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mods__ title got truncated. Should be something like House passes bill to legalize illegal Ag workers..

mahalo,

/M/
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  um...beat me to it,

mahalo again
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#3  SS Part 219.

They can't learn from their fiascos and they really don't give a fook about rule of law.

We are ruled by morons.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  The democrats do miss their slaves. Here is another attempt to bring them back.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/12/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe they get 'em all registered, then Trump can deport them!

I ain't holdin' my breath.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Bracero 2020
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#7  House bill — lots of those that go nowhere after passage in the lower house.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 14:20 Comments || Top||

#8  We are ruled by morons.

The morons (or other equally moronic morons) keep getting sent back by the voters to continue their misrule.

So who are the real morons in this relationship?
Posted by: charger || 12/12/2019 18:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Hint: Most people can't figure it out.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:39 Comments || Top||

#10  The morons (or other equally moronic morons) keep getting sent back by the voters to continue their misrule.

So who are the real morons in this relationship?


We have met the moron and he is us.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 19:14 Comments || Top||


Are Republicans About to Screw Up Trump's Senate Trial?
[Red State] It’s a question that could go either way given the latest details of how Republicans are planning to approach this.

According to Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, they may be looking to punt completely. No witnesses, no defense, just letting Democrats rattle on and then voting. The wisdom of such a strategy is certainly debatable, but when is the last time such cowering worked out in the positive?

This from the Washington Examiner.
Senate Republicans do not expect to call witnesses President Trump might want to hear from most in an impeachment trial, conceding there are not the votes to summon key figures such as Hunter Biden and the unidentified government whistleblower whose complaint sparked the process.

Senate impeachment rules require a majority vote to call witnesses, and with just two out of 53 votes to spare, there is no “appetite” among Republicans to pursue testimony from people that Democrats blocked Republicans from subpoenaing during the House investigation. Indeed, Republicans might forgo calling witnesses altogether, saying minds are made up on Trump’s guilt or innocence and that testimony at trial on the Senate floor would draw out the proceedings unnecessarily.

Not calling Joe and Hunter Biden is one thing, as it could conceivably devolve into a fight Trump doesn’t really need. I can just imagine the elder Biden chastising Republicans on national TV for using his son against him after he’s already had one die in recent years. I’m not sure that’s a visual the Republican party needs or wants, as it could unintentionally boost candidate Biden in an election year.

But they aren’t even going to call the whistleblower? They aren’t going to ask Adam Schiff about his machinations? They aren’t going to get Alexander Vindman under oath and make him answer for leaking classified information? I understand being risk averse, but that strikes me as politically dumb. Further, it’d be letting people off the hook who shouldn’t get to pretend like the past two months never happened.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 04:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course!
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 12/12/2019 5:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I think there’s a middle ground that needs to be reached here.

It would appear the "middle ground" (the happy ending) has already been reached. The Dems toss in a couple of foggy, notional articles of impeachment, the senate votes them down. Hunter, Joe and Schiff avoid the deep-dive, and everyone goes home to watch football.

What are your questions.

Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  How else can they protect deep state? Get this out of the way so that the democrats can start their next shitshow impeachment.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/12/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Unbelievable. It truly is a Shitshow.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm fairly optimistic still. Cocaine Mitch just did a masterful fuck you to the house dems. The demoncrats announced they passed NAFTAv2 before they announced the impeachment.

Mitch shelved the trade deal bill in the Senate until the Senate is done with impeachment.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#6  This is going to get interesting. If Trump get Biden Jr on the stand he will out all the other congress critters who have family on the take. Both sides are guilty of this money laundering scheme. This will blow the entire swamp out against him. Buy popcorn.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/12/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Kabuki graphics seems apropos here.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/12/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Trump plays hardball. If the impeachment articles don't get out of the House, he wins. If this goes to the Senate and a vote is held, the 67 threshold won't be met; he wins. If it goes to a Senate trial, and he brings in witnesses to question such as Schiff, the whistleblower, and others, he wins and a light is shined on more Swamp critters.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#9  They probably will.

Totally inadvertently and with the deepest regret, of course.
Posted by: charger || 12/12/2019 18:25 Comments || Top||

#10  "With sorrow in our heart" - looks at Brexit/Tory Vote - "Oh SHIT!"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Put 0bama on the stand.

What were his conversations with Comey and Brennan on this?

How many trips did he make to Brennan's "War Room" in Langley?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 19:49 Comments || Top||


Tom Brokaw: Journalists Used to Be Trusted, But Social Media Ruined That
I’m terribly sorry, my dear, but absolutely nobody cares about your concerns. If they did, you’d be doing this interview on NBC, not that other news channel.
[NEWSBUSTERS.ORG] Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw came on CBS’s The Late Show Monday to talk about his new Watergate book and compare the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon to the current impeachment of President Trump. While he was there, he also boasted how journalists in his day could be counted on to report accurately; but today, people got their news from social media which couldn’t be trusted.

While comparing his time covering Watergate to the current impeachment proceedings, Brokaw told host Stephen Colbert how journalists used to be considered trustworthy, because they had plenty of time to do their own sourcing and could control what was reported:

“[I]t wasn't 24-7 on television...I would be working the phones all day long to try to find out what, in fact, happened and, when it would go on, it would be very much organized and I could count on what I was saying,” he touted.

Colbert interjected to joke, “Wait, go back! What was news like when it was organized and you could count on what you were saying? Take me back to this mythical land!”

But now, Brokaw lamented, the rise of new media on social media platforms had caused Americans to pick and choose what media they wanted instead of what “could be authenticated.” He added that while journalists weren’t infallible, they “worked hard” at finding the facts and were held accountable for their reporting.

Brokaw also complained that the traditional media no longer had a monopoly on news reporting, saying we've "lost control" of social media:

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tom Brokaw sharing his "Fake News" sorrows with the "Clown Nose On / Clown Nose Off Man" Stephen Colbert himself. This would break the even the fabled Rantburg Irony Meter™!
Posted by: magpie || 12/12/2019 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  No jackass, journalists used to be trusted, until Vietnam, then people started realizing what worthless subhuman lizards reporters were. Yeah there's a few of the old kind around, but they are vilified by the rest.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 12/12/2019 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Brokaw appears to be.... reaching back some distance in his assessment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 3:12 Comments || Top||

#4  "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids..."
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 12/12/2019 3:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Pitcher to a well too many times.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 4:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Tom Brokaw: Journalists Used to Be Trusted, But Social Media The Free Flow of Information Ruined That

FIFY Tom
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Yeah, trusted until you were exposed.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#8  "Your honor, my client didn't recklessly and maliciously defame the plaintiff and destroy his reputation for professional advantage and financial gain. 'Social media' did that."
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Journalists stopped being trusted when they stopped being journalists.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#10  We are actually coming full circle. Once upon a time the maxim was "Believe half of what you see (with your own eyes) and nothing of what you hear (read in print, radio, TV, gossip, etc.)"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/12/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#11  "Your honor, my client didn't recklessly and maliciously defame the plaintiff and destroy his reputation for professional advantage and financial gain, he did it because the plaintiff is conservative."
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/12/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||


Democrat Karen Bass says she's open to impeach Trump again if he gets reelected in 2020
[FOXNEWS] Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said Tuesday she's willing to impeach President Trump again if he wins reelection in 2020.

TMZ founder Harvey Levin presented Bass with a scenario in which Trump wins a second term but Democrats take over the Senate from the Republicans.

"There's no such thing, really, as double jeopardy in an impeachment trial because it's political," Levin said. "Suppose he gets reelected... and you win back the Senate in a big way. If you did that, would you be inclined to take a second bite at the apple and reintroduce the exact same impeachment articles and then send it through again a second if you have a Democratic Senate on your side?"

"So, you know, yes, but I don't think it would be exactly the same and here's why," Bass responded, "because even though we are impeaching him now, there's still a number of court cases, there's a ton of information that could come forward. For example, we could get his bank records and find out that he's owned 100 percent by the Russians."

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Karen assumes a Dem majority.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 2:10 Comments || Top||

#2  In the end, there can be only one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  It takes a super majority of 2/3 to remove a president (or any federal official - just ask Alcee Hastings). So just winning a majority wouldn't be enough.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 12/12/2019 8:30 Comments || Top||

#4  SS Part 218
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Hate, blinds all that allow it to rule their lives.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 12/12/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#6  "Over my dead body will Trump win in 2020" said Elijah Cummings.

IMO Pubs will have the House majority in 2020; many Dems will be in jail.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  "Over my dead body will Trump win in 2020" said Elijah Cummings.

Your proposal is acceptable.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#8  Amen to that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, the first part is accomplished. Second part is looking likely.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/12/2019 11:26 Comments || Top||

#10  Above refers to Elijah’s prophecy, not the Bass bloviation.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/12/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#11  Just seen her pic. All is clear now.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#12  If she votes for impeachment, PG&E will cut off her power.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/12/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#13  GOP should use her in an advertisment. She doesn't even need evidence, she just has spite.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/12/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||

#14  They say, "Masses always make passes
At Democrat lasses in glasses,"
But "nazis" resist 'em...
In fact, the whole system:
"That ass, Karen Bass, is the fascist!"
Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||

#15  more like trout
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 19:19 Comments || Top||


Fake moderate Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger feels the heat from fed up, impeachment-weary constituents
[AMERICANTHINKER] The first signs of trouble ahead for newly elected so-called moderate representatives in swing districts are being felt here in Virginia's 7th District.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger hopped on the moderate train in 2018, touting her CIA background ad nauseam to the people of the traditionally Republican 7th District. With the help of millions of dollars from pro-child sacrifice abortion PACs and Soros-funded outfits, volunteers from Northern Virginia spread out over the western and southwestern suburbs of Richmond to give her a slim margin of victory over Republican Dave Brat. But Spanberger's cover as an across-the-aisle moderate is not holding up well under the pressure of an impeachment hoax and a newly elected majority-Democrat Legislature.

Up until this past weekend, Spanberger's numerous town halls have been generally peaceful Q&As. That all changed during Sunday's gathering at a middle school gym in Spotsylvania County.

The Virginia General Assembly's push for more radical gun control policies coupled with Spanberger's "yes" vote for the impeachment inquiry after she promised to vote "no" came to a head on Sunday. If many of her constituents weren't paying attention to Spanberger's flip-flop before the hearings began last week, they are now.

The mask is slipping, and the lady is no moderate. In one exchange with a member of the audience, Spanberger, the CIA officer, apparently didn't understand that here in the United States we are innocent until proven guilty.

"No one has dispelled or attempted to dispel or provide evidence that would exonerate the president," she said.

"Did you really say that? You have to prove you're innocent?" someone else responded.

Spanberger then insisted President Trump's conduct with Ukraine jeopardized national security.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not weary of impeachment. The correct word is outraged.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/12/2019 0:24 Comments || Top||

#2  There are no more "moderates" wearing the (D). The only "moderates" to be found wear (R) instead, much to our chagrin.
Posted by: Crusader || 12/12/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Congressman: "No one has dispelled or attempted to dispel or provide evidence that would exonerate the president."

Citizen: "Did you really say that? You have to prove you're innocent?"


The above is yet another example illustrating why the vulgar term, Shitshow, is really the only term that fits the current political class and its antics.

In this example we have a college-educated former intelligence officer, now a Representative in Congress, showing for all the world to see that she doesn't have the faintest understanding of the foundational principle of our system of justice. Unbelievable.

This is Elmer Fudd territory: the farmer as moron, not knowing which end of the gun is the business end. Or Mr. Bean/Rowan Atkinson as pastor at the wedding, nattering on about the "Holy S-S-Spigot" and asking the groom if he will "take this woman to be your awful wedded wife."

What the hell has happened to this country?

How did we arrive at so many millions of educated fools not knowing the most basic facts about the presumption of innocence, or due process, or the foreign policy-making process, or basic facts about contemporary Russia?

This woman especially has no excuse.

Who the f--- are these morons?

How and why have they been foisted upon us?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#4  How and why have they been foisted upon us?

Wasn't morons one of the Biblical plagues of Egypt? Or maybe it was frogs. I forget. Jeez, there sure are a lot of them, though.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/12/2019 1:05 Comments || Top||

#5  I get that Pharaoh had it coming. But what did we do to deserve The Shitshow?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#6  This is the woman who defeated conservative Dave Brat with the help of the courts changing his district?
Posted by: Woodrow || 12/12/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 1:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Why do people wake up so late ? When the shackles are all but on them.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 2:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Only then do they feel like they will lose something, Dron.

I also don't think the left realizes how close they are to bullet box territory.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#10  I believe four or five Republicans are fighting each other for the privilege of taking the district back from her.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#11  Yep. Final paragraph of the essay:

Spanberger's support of the impeachment fiasco has come back to bite her, and with at least four Republicans now vying for the chance to unseat her in 2020, the suburban, wine-swilling soccer moms may not be enough to save her.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||


Bloomberg: When I'm President I'll Pack the Supreme Court With Anti-Gun Justices
[TOWNHALL] Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a name for himself as a leader in the gun control movement. After all, he funds Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. Naturally, Bloomberg has decided to use his anti-Second Amendment stance to make himself a top tier in the 2020 Democratic field.

In an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg rehashed his stance on the Supreme Court case known as New York Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York City. At the time, NYC prohibited gun owners from transporting firearms outside of city limits, even if the resident was taking them to a gun range. Once the New York Rifle and Pistol Association, along with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF )challenged the city's ordinance in a court of law, NYC decided to rescind the law. The city tried to get the lawsuit thrown out, saying the point is now moot because the ordinance no longer exists. Gun rights advocates, however, are worried the city will reimplement the law if the Supreme Court decides to throw out the case.

According to Bloomberg, pro-gun groups, like the NRA, are trying to thwart "public safety." His solution is to "appoint judges who understand that the Second Amendment allows for common sense limits on gun ownership."

Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That comment is certainly a bridge to nowhere.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2 
'When I'm President I'll Pack the Supreme Court With Anti-Gun Justices my friends.'

FIXED
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 2:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you Mike for showing that the Constitution is irrevocably broken. Who needs an Article V amending process when the court has now become the defacto power to alter the Constitution? Who needs the consent of the governed? There was a reason the Founders put such a high bar to altering the original document. It's not impossible because its been done over 25 times. Much easier to do it with Princes who sit for life and are unaccountable to the governed. It's not a republic.

What is the legitimacy of any such government?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 6:41 Comments || Top||

#4  They know they will never repeal the 2nd amendment, so they will use the courts to force us. Just like the rest of their horrible ideas.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/12/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  You can select them from among the many Porcorum Volantes that will no doubt attend your inauguration.
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/12/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||


#7  There is lib law fare in a sentence. A socialist judge will find or manufacture a pretext for their 'side', regardless. A conservative judge will more usually find based on the facts within the parentheses of law and precedent.

If the MASS attorney general can read that state's constitution, a document written by 2nd and 3rd generation Puritans in the latter 17th century and find an embedded legal right to sodomy, the Law becomes meaningless.

This is what they would do to all of us. Always time to regulate when you're too lazy to legislate.
Posted by: Cesare || 12/12/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#8  I believe it's time for Republican lawfare. Not conservative, in the puritan sense. But republican party control. An iron-fisted bias. It's time for judges to pick sides, instead of spend their lives trying to be paragons of virtue. Make the law say and do what is necessary to preserve your republic first, worry about probity and 'the letter' later. Who's going to deter you, the Hague ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#9  I see a problem with step 1 of Blackadder Bloomie's Cunning Plan.
Posted by: Snusotle the Lesser4227 || 12/12/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Waste your money if this is the thrust of your campaign.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/12/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||

#11  the media mogul's campaign spending soars over $60MILLION

So generous of him to put that much into the economy without any hope of a return. He would have been more effective donating to the Democratic party presidential campaign and key congressional candidates. But his money will be spent and spent again, according to Keynes, benefitting us all.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/12/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#12  I was so hoping he'd start championing electric cars. (Enjoy the interesting photo)
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||

#13  ^ Hmmmm. Put a game camera on that and you're guaran-darn-teed to catch Florida Man. Also, needs a plasma globe up top so customers can tell they're getting top quality juice.
Posted by: Zorba McGurque3382 || 12/12/2019 19:51 Comments || Top||


Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term
[POLITICO] Former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant...
’s top advisers and prominent Democrats outside the Biden campaign have recently revived a long-running debate whether Biden should publicly pledge to serve only one term, with Biden himself signaling to aides that he would serve only a single term.

While the option of making a public pledge remains available, Biden has for now settled on an alternative strategy: quietly indicating that he will almost certainly not run for a second term while declining to make a promise that he and his advisers fear could turn him into a lame duck and sap him of his political capital.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not so fast - Another Biden gaffe. Or maybe his staff didn't explain it to him.

Knowing it would seriously hurt his election chances if true, the Biden campaign has now denied reports that former Vice President Joe Biden plans to serve just one presidential term in order to set the stage for a more progressive candidate to take his place — a sort of battering ram candidate purposed with smashing the walls of Trump.

LINK H.T. - Bongino Reo=port
Posted by: Bobby || 12/12/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||


#3  Stalking horse for Hillary. The superdelegates will cast him aside next summer.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Biden at best would only be a figurehead. At worst he would be dead or incapacitated in a year and be replaced by his VP, probably Hillary.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Anonymous drivel...
Posted by: magpie || 12/12/2019 19:31 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 20:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Sorry, broke width regs
Posted by: Frank G || 12/12/2019 20:32 Comments || Top||

#8  🤣
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 21:25 Comments || Top||

#9  That's obviously photoshopped. His hands aren't low enough.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 22:54 Comments || Top||

#10  [sung to "Come together"]

Here come ol' Hairplugz... he come
Sniffin' up slowly
He got
Roamin' fingers
He got
Creepy-crawly
He sniff - hair - down - tooooo her knee...
Got-to-be-retarded-'cuz-he-too-dumb-for-real...
PAPA HOOVAH - right nowwwwwWAH: youf---in kiddin' me?
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 23:14 Comments || Top||


Pelosi Bonaparte sees her Waterloo
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Thursday’s vote on impeachment says everything about Mrs. Pelosi’s speakership and nothing about Mr. Trump’s presidency.

This is Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
’s Waterloo, and she knows it.

Pelosi Bonaparte has desperately tried to throttle down the impeachment freight train that the crazies in her party have been frothing about since Election Day 2016.

Not because she likes Mr. Trump or wants him to be president, but because she is a smart enough politician to know that impeachment will fail to remove the president and could very well cost Democrats control of the House ‐ not to mention assure Mr. Trump’s reelection.

In that case, Pelosi Bonaparte still goes down in history as the nation’s first female House speaker, but she also goes down as the first female House speaker to lose her majority ‐ twice.

Thursday’s vote is final proof that she has surrendered and allowed the inmates to take over the asylum.

Among those voting who clearly understands what Pelosi Bonaparte also understands is Rep. Collin Peterson, the longtime Minnesota Democrat who represents a district that voted for Mr. Trump by 30 percentage points in 2016.

In 1998, when the House voted to launch impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, Mr. Peterson voted in favor of proceeding, though he would later vote against actually impeaching the president.

What does it say that a guy like Mr. Peterson saw a case at least worth pursuing against the president of his own party back in 1998, yet he doesn’t see such a case worth pursuing against the president of his opposing party today?

It tells us that, like Pelosi Bonaparte, he knows Waterloo when he sees it.
Posted by: Fred || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
EMBRACE THE 'LOO.
DON'T RUN FROM IT.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 3:21 Comments || Top||

#3  ^😊😂😜
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 3:22 Comments || Top||

#4  LOL. They've been so blatant, they might as well have written that and no one would notice.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 3:30 Comments || Top||

#5  "Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

~ Gandhi
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/12/2019 3:34 Comments || Top||

#6  "The cobwebs of ignorance bind facts into a Truth." ~Skidmark
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/12/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#7  'Believe what you must, though. Do not let the cobwebs of truth deter you from seeing things your way.'    - Dron
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  "What is truth?" Pontius Pilate
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 12/12/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#9  "Gandhi wouldn't know, for sure."    - Churchill
Posted by: Dron66046 || 12/12/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#10  If she didn't go for impeachment she would have been primaried from the left. She threw her party under the bus, and put her country through the grinder, hoping to save her own seat. I hope her efforts fail and her party splinters.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/12/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#11  I understand her offspring makes Hunter Biden look like St Francis of Assisi..
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: 3dc || 12/12/2019 18:20 Comments || Top||

#13  I can't help but think that the impeachment proceedings are being used to deflect what they thought would be a far more damning Horowitz report, but now they can't let go of the tiger's tail.
Posted by: gorb || 12/12/2019 18:33 Comments || Top||


Matt Taibbi Calls Out The Shitshow: "'CORROBORATION ZERO': Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke"
[RollingStone] The report throws water on one “deep state” conspiracy theory of the Russia investigation, but validates complaints about “fake news”.
Given how much Rolling Stone has contributed to the fake news problem...
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Taibbi's a punk but he's dead right on this, the central ring in The Shitshow, and has been right from day one.

Not surprising though when you consider that he knows a bit about Russia from living there for years.

It was immediately obvious to EVERYONE who knows even basic facts about contemporary Russia that the Steele pastiche was laughably, embarrassingly, painfully stupidly bogus.

No one in Russia had ever heard of Trump-- let alone cared about him enough to risk his neck to bend the rules stipulating that foreigners don't get prize assets such as primo real estate concessions in the heart of Moscow.

The above was obvious to every Russia hand and every journalist who knows anything about Russia, be he or she left right or center on the spectrum, ranging from Matt Bivens former Moscow Times editor to lefties Taibbi, Masha Gessen of The NY Review of Books and Soviet Historian Stephen F. Cohen of Princeton, and the entire Russian press corps, including the anti-Putin Russian liberals.

All of these people knew and said from the beginning that this narrative, especially the Steele garbage, was nonsense on stilts.

The Russians think Americans have lost their minds. They're right.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  If you don't like Taibbi then read this lengthy and detailed takedown from March, immediately post-Mueller, by Matt Bivens, who has no axe to grind. Before switching careers to become a doctor, Bivens was editor of the outstanding independent English-language publication, The Moscow Times.
Posted by: Lex || 12/12/2019 1:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Taibbi's a punk


And considering his colleagues that's saying something...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/12/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Trump mocks teen climate activist Thunberg: 'Chill Greta, Chill'
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/12/2019 14:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You know the 'conventions' treat the holders of human shields to be in violation not those who have to go through them. Not that you would know that from the anti-Western, anti-American traitors in our midst.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/12/2019 17:10 Comments || Top||



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