[Right Scoop] According to Natasha Bertrand with Politico, John Brennan is being investigated by John Durham who is probing the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign:
Of course, she tries to spin this to make it about Trump. But I seriously doubt Durham would be investigating Brennan if it weren’t warranted.
Here’s what she wrote in her article:
Barr has been meeting with the U.S.’ closest foreign intelligence allies in recent months, making repeated overseas trips as part of an investigation he is overseeing into the origins of the Russia probe and whether any inappropriate "spying" occurred on Trump’s campaign.
As part of that investigation, Barr and John Durham, the federal prosecutor he appointed to conduct it, have been probing a conspiracy theory for which there is little if any evidence, according to several people with knowledge of the matter: that a key player in the Russia probe, a professor named Joseph Mifsud, was actually a Western intelligence asset sent to discredit the Trump campaign ‐ and that the CIA, under Brennan, was somehow involved.
Well if there’s no evidence of wrongdoing, then Brennan has nothing to worry about.
But I suspect there is more to this considering that, according to court records, Mifsud’s cell phones are now in the possession of the DOJ.
John Brennan Orders His Personal Stenographer, Natasha "Fusion Nat" Bertrand, to Write a Five-Alarm Scream Piece Decrying How Terrible It Is That the Architect of the Russia Hoax is Being (Gasped) Investigated
—Ace of Spades
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/23/2019 5:57 Comments ||
[Dhaka Tribune] Secularism as a modern concept is aligned with the concepts of equality, freedom, and democracy. Secularism anywhere in the world works is the antidote to communalism, which is required to check the growth of religious fundamentalism and inter-religious conflicts.
The function of secularism is also to eradicate the persecution of religious minorities, promote cultural pluralism, religious freedom, and establish social harmony.
Broadly, there are two types of secularism -- political or assertive secularism which promotes equality and freedom for the religious, and non-religious and contextual, or passive secularism in which government policies are acceptable if their purpose is to eradicate social injustices attributable to religious practices.
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Everything from its settlement patterns to its defense strategy to its national politics to its economic structure is wildly different not just from the United States, but from every other country on the globe. Until now that has not had an overly negative impact upon Canadian-American relations, but times are changing (and from the Canadian point of view, not for the better). To really understand recent shifts, we need to start not in Canada, but in Mexico.
the Mexican demography is the demography of the perfect partner.
There are the issues of human trafficking, a high murder rate, corruption, cartels and drugs. If they were the perfect partner, we wouldn't have a need to build a wall. They must not be the perfect partner.
[Babylon Bee] PHILADELPHIA, PA‐After hiring a plethora of speech coaches to assist her in preparing for her big Thursday night address, sources confirmed Tuesday that Hillary Clinton is practicing her Democratic National Convention speech in dozens of different U.S. dialects.
"Normally I just adapt my drawl to mimic whatever pitiful populace I’m currently addressing," she explained to her team of trainers. "But listen, this is the biggest speech of my life and the entire country will be watching‐I have to be able to nail every significant accent in the land, at will, so these [expletive] people will think I’m authentic."
Blending a distinctive Appalachian note with a northern Montana timbre, she reportedly informed the room full of professionals that they will all be "dead by Friday" if she can’t "alter [her] voice like Frank Caliendo come Thursday."
Sources reported Clinton was having the most trouble with the South Boston accent, and after dismissing her original, world-renowned coach by hurling a large book at his head, she told aides to "call in Ben Damon or whatever his [expletive] name is‐I don’t care how much it costs."
[American Greatness] Two elements of the turbulent current American political scene became clearer over the past week. One is the determination, attested to by almost all Washington insiders whatever side they are on, of the Democratic leadership to force an impeachment trial of the president. Also developing, as a further bleat from the vanishing NeverTrumpers, is the theory that large chunks of Republican loyalty in Congress are starting to peel off and desert the president.
Since all polls show Republican opinion in the country is rock solid behind the president and by any normal criteria‐the economy, declining illegal immigration, and his delivery on election promises‐he will be reelected easily. This, as the egregious U.S. Representative Al Green (D-Texas) says, is the problem: if Trump isn’t impeached, he will be reelected. But impeachment will be a complete failure, and he will be reelected anyway.
The game has escalated. Donald Trump said he would drain the swamp and he has made a greater effort than any president since Andrew Jackson in 1829 to sweep out the governing elites. It was not on a whim that he had that president’s painting hung behind his desk in the Oval Office and visited Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, in Nashville.
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His presidency must be made to be as wearing and painful as possible. Professional ruin would be the desired outcome (25m target). It is likely that Little can be done about him, but others must be discouraged from similar future roles. An example must surely be made.
As copied from the VDH view, but much less eloquently stated.
Even the New Yorker's now printing articles warning that impeachment is a bad joke -- see historian Jill Lepore's lengthy piece this week on the origins of the term in the 14th century and its evolution through the 17th and 18th centuries.
At this point it's become a bad parody of a show trial.
=> a new tent in the SS
Actual impeachment has nothing to do with what is going on. They really don't care if he gets impeached. They are building the smear files for his reelection. Their actions, paid for by the inquiry, is only designed to gather sound bites of corruption to be released every time the last sound bite losses interest with the media. We the tax payers are funding the Dems in their 2020 campaign. For example, "A State department diplomate told congress under oath said that Trump did X". Trump now has to prove he did not, then as he is defending himself, "General Y said Trump told him to break the law". And on and on. Now Trump is not campaigning, he is defending himself against all this out of context slander.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
10/23/2019 12:39 Comments ||
Burning down the house. Scorched earth. Why should the Left put up with a facade of democracy when its just power they want? Why should anyone 'obey' whom ever they put in place in Washington? They're removing the last shreds of legitimacy. By any means necessary! They'd rather reign in hell than serve in heaven.
The dems are slipping. The borked Robert Bork but not Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch or Brett Kavanaugh. They have a story (all made up, much more vile than slander) and they are sticking to it. Hopefully the electorate gets disgusted enough with it to make them pay.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
10/23/2019 14:54 Comments ||
Impeachment helps squeeze donations out of the zealots.
[Babylon Bee] Strapped for cash and failing in ratings, CNN has discovered an innovative new way to cut costs: simply rerunning articles from a year or two ago and replacing the phrase "Russian collusion" with an updated term, "Ukrainian scandal."
"This is a green, Earth-friendly way to recycle news stories," said a CNN rep. "We have discovered a completely carbon-neutral way to produce indefinitely renewable outrage."
CNN technical experts simply searched their website for any article about the Russian collusion hoax and replaced all references to Russia with references to Ukraine.
Leftists have praised CNN's move, saying it is the most environmentally conscious way to report news stories. "Other news organizations are spending lots of resources and generating a ton of carbon by actually reporting on things that really happened," said one climate activist. "But CNN recycles their wild conspiracy theories every couple years, allowing us to reuse our old, beat-up sense of outrage for years to come."
CNN spokespeople say they look forward to recycling the stories with whatever new reason for impeachment they drum up well into Trump's second term.
[WashingtonExaminer] Anonymous efforts by anti-Trump federal bureaucrats to thwart the White House agenda through leaks and complaints to friendly reporters and congressional allies are a "mortal threat" to democracy and the 2016 election results, according to a top administration official.
"This is a mortal threat to the American system of government," said Stephen Miller, the senior adviser for policy.
...In an interview, Miller called inside attacks a "very grave threat," and he explained it this way:
"It is best understood as career federal employees that believe they are under no obligation to honor, respect, or abide by the results of a democratic election. Their view is, ’If I agree with what voters choose, then I’ll do what they choose. If I disagree with what voters choose, then I won’t, and I’ll continue doing my own thing. So basically it’s heads I win, tails you lose.
"’If you elect Hillary Clinton, then I’ll implement all of her policies very faithfully, and if I see massive evidence of corruption on Hillary Clinton’s part, then I’ll keep it all a secret. If you elect a candidate I disagree with, then I’ll lie, I’ll leak, I’ll cheat, I’ll smear, I’ll attack, I’ll persecute, and I will refuse to implement, and I will obstruct at every single step of the way.’"
At its base this about public sector officiousness, greed, and sociopathy.
Look, these people know on some level what 22T$ in debt means. The Keynesian thing is over and many millions of publicly employed are going to have to go back into the dreaded private sector at a lower pay grade than their sinecure in the clerisy pays them now. All means will be employed to put this off for as long as possible. It really is that simple.
Posted by: no mo uro ||
10/23/2019 16:07 Comments ||
Should be grounds for firing without benefits. Could save a lot of money if they can be spotted. And if they can't be spotted their boss can.
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.