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Midnight Musings

Looks like today is going to be a three-poster. There’s still plenty of interesting stuff from yesterday and it keeps coming. If I didn’t think it was worth your while to glance at it, I wouldn’t waste your time. I have too much respect for our readers and their time. The fact that I have plenty of it is a luxury very few people share.

John Lewis Cancels Trip to MS Because He Won’t Share a Stage With Trump

Rep. John Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is canceling is trip to the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because he doesn’t want to share a stage with President Trump. But the Georgia congressman said he would reconsider if the “hit man,” meaning Mr. Trump, decides not to attend.

http://www.hapblog.com/2017/12/john-lewis-canceling-trip-to-ms-because.html

Democratic Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones Faces Backlash Over Racially Charged Campaign Flyer In Alabama
https://www.weaselzippers.us/366823-doug-jones-faces-backlash-over-racially-charged-campaign-flyer-in-alabama/

Bombshell: Roy Moore Accuser Beverly Nelson Admits She Forged Yearbook

OOPS! IMAGINE THAT! NO WONDER “PUBLICITY WHORE” ALLRED WOULDN’T ALLOW ANYBODY TO EXAMINE THE BOOK

Beverly Young Nelson has finally admitted that she forged a portion of the infamous high school yearbook that she and attorney Gloria Allred used as proof of her accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

2017_12 Roy Moore yearbook

And in yet another blow to the credibility of ABC News, the disgraced, left-wing network downplayed the bombshell by presenting this admission of forgery as adding “notes” to the inscription. Worse still, the reporter actually coaches Nelson, puts words in her mouth, downplay the enormous significance of her deceit.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/08/bombshell-roy-moore-accuser-admits-forged-yearbook/

TRUMP SLAMS LYING HACK GLORIA ALLRED: “Everytime You See Her You Know Something Is Going Wrong”

President Trump: “So did you see what happened today? Did you see the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made. She started to write things in the yearbook. Oh, what are we going to do. Gloria Allred, every time you see her you know something is going wrong.”

Donald Trump Jr. Wins The Internet With Gloria Allred Kill Shot After Accuser Admits Roy Moore Signature Forgery
CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks.

The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.”

Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink.
http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/donald-trump-jr-wins-internet-gloria-allred-kill-shot-accuser-admits-roy-moore-signature-forgery/


FLASHBACK: Obama Says Manufacturing Jobs Aren’t Coming Back – Then Trump Sets Record of 40,000 Manufacturing Jobs in One Month

“Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s uh-uh no answer to it. He just says. ‘I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

Yesterday, ADP Services reported the largest number of new manufacturing jobs in history – 40,000!

Obama: Some jobs ‘are just not going to come back’


In a speech this week in Chicago Barack Obama took full credit for President Trump’s record economic numbers.

On Friday President Trump’s Director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, was asked about Barack Obama’s comments from earlier this week on the Trump economy.
Gary Cohn laughed out loud.

Judge recuses in Michael Flynn case

The former Trump national security adviser will be sentenced by Clinton appointee Emmet Sullivan.
Judge Emmet Sullivan was randomly assigned to take over the case after Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself.

A court spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that the reassignment was due to Contreras’ recusal, but said the court generally does not disclose the reason that a judge begged off the case.

MY THEORY IS THAT CONTRERAS KNEW MUELLER WITHHELD EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE BEFORE HE PRESSURED KELLY INTO A PLEA DEAL. HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO DISCLOSE THAT OR FACE DISBARMENT.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/07/michael-flynn-judge-sentencing-287001

THE MAINE PAIN DOES IT AGAIN.

Collins considers changing vote on tax bill over amendments
Collins added two amendments to the legislation that passed the Senate last week, one of which would allow taxpayers to deduct property taxes from their annual federal filings, restoring a provision of the House bill that the Senate took out.  Another provision added by Collins would lower the threshold for tax deductions for medical expenses.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/collins-considers-changing-vote-on-tax-bill-over-amendments/ar-BBGnrJL?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Morning Joe jumps right to dementia over latest Trump video: ‘that speech, that impairment, is chilling’

DOCTOR JOE COMES UP WITH HIS OWN DIAGNOSIS.

On Thursday, the panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”suggested President Trump’s brief slurred words during his Wednesday speech on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital are indicative of dementia.

[CtH: Let’s all remember how Obama mis-pronounced words that were written into his prepared speeches, m’kay?  And that time he banged his head on the door to Marine One?  Or that other time when he tried to shake hands with a Marine who was saluting him?  Oh, and definitely, let’s remember that wonderful video of him being locked out of his own office, when he was caught banging on the window trying to get someone to let him in.]

HERE IS DOCTOR PETE’S DIAGNOSIS OF MORNING JOKE’S CONDITION:

HYPOCRITES: Same Media Outlets Who Mocked Hillary Clinton Health Conspiracies Now Promoting Trump ‘Slurred Speech’ Conspiracies
Here’s CNN’s report:

Toward the end of the news conference, some on Twitter and Facebook noted that the President’s usual speech pattern changed and that he started to slur his words — and they speculated about what it could mean. … “People can slur their words for any number of reasons. It can be a sign of problems with a nervous system disorder like a brain tumor or a stroke.”

http://www.dailywire.com/news/24430/hypocrites-same-media-outlets-who-mocked-hillary-ben-shapiro

THERE’S A REASON I KEEP ALL THESE MEMES HANDY

Rachel Dolezal Is Trying To Commercialize Her Fake Blackness Just In Time For Christmas

Dolezal, a white woman claiming to be black, is now selling a 2018 calendar of herself on her personal website. Dolezal’s calendar, which has already sold out, features various pictures of her striking poses with a collection of inspirational quotes Dolezal came up with.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/08/rachel-dolezal-is-trying-to-commercialize-her-fake-blackness-just-in-time-for-christmas/

I’D HAVE SAVED THIS FOR ONE OF MY WEIRD, BIZARRE, AND TRULY STRANGE POSTS, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHEN I’M GOING TO POST ONE, WHAT WITH THE TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT THESE DAYS.

Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call.

Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked.

YOU REMEMBER HIM…HE WAS THROWN OFF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR CORRUPTION.  WELL, HE MADE IT BACK THERE AND NOW SITS IN JUDGEMENT OF OTHERS.

http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/alcee-hastings-sexual-harassment

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Filed under Barack Obama, Civil Rights, Donald Trump, John Lewis, Michael Flynn, Race Relations, Rachel Dolezal, Roy Moore, Taxes

Michael Flynn… It’s Complicated

Actually, not so much when you get right down to it. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. He could have been charged with a number of other offenses. This led to speculation that he flipped and is cooperating with the Mueller inquisition in his jihad against President Trump. The Dow plunged about 300 points after the news broke but gained most of it back by the end of the day. At this point it’s all speculation. Trump’s attorney says it’s a nothing burger, as does Andrew McCarthy. The left is making messes in their underwear at the fantasy of the president’s demise dances in their heads like so many sugar plums. I went to Yahoo, which is as hard left as HuffPo, and tried to read some of the comments. They were absolutely giddy at the thought of a possible impeachment.

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI; Now Cooperating with Mueller

ABC’s Brian Ross: Flynn Prepared To Testify Against Trump, Trump Family, White House Staff 
JUST IN: @BrianRoss on @ABC News Special Report: Michael Flynn promised “full cooperation to the Mueller team” and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians.”
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UPDATE: ABC News has deleted the above video of Ross’ report from Friday morning after investigative reporter Brian Ross retracted the explosive claim that Flynn would be willing to testify against Trump.
Ross said on ABC World News Tonight that incoming President Trump, not candidate Trump, instructed Flynn to speak to the Russians, a chasm between the original report that the Republican nominee made the request.
ANOTHER FACT TOO GOOD TO CHECK
He said the President asked Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign. He’s now clarifying that statement, saying, according to Flynn, candidate Trump asked him during the campaign to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots and then after the election, the President-elect asked him — and told him to contact Russia on other issues, including working together to fight ISIS, David.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/12/01/abcs_brian_ross_flynn_prepared_to_testify_against_trump_trump_family_people_in_the_white_house.html

Donald Trump ‘the candidate’ did not commit a crime: Gregg Jarrett

Former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn plead guilty Friday to charges of lying to the FBI. Now there are reports Flynn was urged by then-candidate Donald Trump to talk to the Russians in potential violation of the Logan Act, a 1799 law which bars private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.
But Fox News anchor and attorney Gregg Jarrett told the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto this would not violate the Logan Act.
“No, it wouldn’t…Nobody’s ever been prosecuted under it. Why? Because the federal courts, especially a New York U.S. federal court, said in 1964 it’s unconstitutional,” Jarrett said.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/12/01/donald-trump-candidate-did-not-commit-crime-gregg-jarrett.html

What the Flynn Plea Means
ANDREW McCARTHY EXPLAINS IT AS WELL AS ANYBODY
Flynn, an early backer of Donald Trump and a fierce critic of Obama’s national-security policies, was generally despised by Obama administration officials. Hence, there has always been cynical suspicion that the decision to interview him was driven by the expectation that he would provide the FBI with an account inconsistent with the recorded conversation — i.e., that Flynn was being set up for prosecution on a process crime.
While initial reporting is portraying Flynn’s guilty plea as a major breakthrough in Mueller’s investigation of potential Trump-campaign collusion with the Russian regime, I suspect the opposite is true.
In his guilty-plea allocution (the part of a plea proceeding in which the defendant admits what he did that makes him guilty), the accomplice explains the scheme and the actions taken by himself and his co-conspirators to carry it out. This goes a long way toward proving the case against all of the subjects of the investigation.
That is not happening in Flynn’s situation. Instead, like Papadopoulos, he is being permitted to plead guilty to a mere process crime.
Meanwhile, the only major case Mueller has brought, against former Trump-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an associate, has nothing to do with the 2016 election. It is becoming increasingly palpable that, whatever “collusion” means, there was no actionable, conspiratorial complicity by the Trump campaign in the Kremlin’s machinations.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454269/michael-flynn-plea-no-breakthrough-russia-investigation

ROGER STONE: Mueller Used False Intelligence From Joe Biden & Susan Rice To Charge General Flynn
Flynn’s decision to make false statements to the FBI is leaving many wondering, if the phone calls were sanctioned by the Obama administration and cleared of wrongdoing by Comey’s FBI, why didn’t the former military man just tell the truth?
Perhaps we may have the answer.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/roger-stone-mueller-used-false-intelligence-joe-biden-susan-rice-charge-general-flynn-audio/

Dirty Cop Comey Gloats After General Flynn Pleads Guilty
Dirty cop Comey gloated after it was reported that General Michael Flynn will plead guilty to lying to the FBI deep state operatives in the ongoing Trump witch hunt today.
Once again — this verdict has NOTHING TO DO with Trump-Russia collusion.
It’s just a way for the Democrat media and Deep State to erase an election and eliminate Donald Trump.
After the news broke of Flynn, Comey gloated by quoting Bible scripture saying ‘justice will roll down like water..’, a quote from the book of Amos. He attached an Instagram picture of the Great Falls of the Potomac to the tweet.
Comey is quoting Amos 5:24 which is interpreted by many as a threat of chastisement– judgment will roll over the land and bring justice. The righteous will prevail and drive out the wicked.
James Comey has a lot of nerve acting holier than thou after he leaked classified memos of his conversations with President Trump to a friend in order to prompt a Special Counsel.
http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/dirty-cop-comey-gloats-general-flynn-pleads-guilty/

White House Plays Down Importance Of Flynn Guilty Plea
“The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year,” Cobb said in a statement released to reporters. “Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/01/white-house-plays-down-importance-of-flynn-guilty-plea/

Trump White House Caught Off Guard by Michael Flynn Plea: ‘Their Own Counsel Didn’t Know’
“No one in the White House was prepared.”
That is how Politico began its article Friday afternoon, reporting that the White House legal team dealing with the Russia investigation, headed by Ty Cobb, was taken completely by surprise when former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI earlier in the day.
As Breitbart News had already more than a week ago, the New York Times reported on Thanksgiving that Flynn’s lawyers had terminated an agreement with President Donald Trump’s legal team to share information about the probe. As the Times noted, that termination would have made sense if Flynn had begun cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And, indeed, other reports in the days that followed seemed to indicate that was likely.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/01/michael-flynn-report-trump-white-house-caught-off-guard-flynn-plea-counsel-didnt-know/

Rush Limbaugh Explains Why Flynn’s Guilty Plea Shows Mueller Has NOTHING on Trump
“But there is nothing unusual about that. Once again, the lack of understanding by the drive-by media reporters — oh — Flynn’s pulling out of the joint agreement to share information, that means he’s getting ready to flip.”
“No, it meant he was getting ready to make a deal with the prosecutor, as such, it becomes unethical for the two lawyers or teams to communicate with each other when one of the people involved is going to cop a plea,” Limbaugh said.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/rush-limbaugh-brilliantly-explains-flynns-guilty-plea-shows-mueller-nothing-trump-video/

THE LEFT ARE WETTING THEMSELVES
JENNIFER RUBIN IS WAPO’S “CONSERVATIVE”
FROM WAPO:
Flynn could deliver a knockout blow to Trump
Trump’s defenders will argue that this still does not touch on the underlying issue of collusion with Russia. That’s true but misses the point. If there was collusion, Flynn almost certainly would have known about it. He was both Trump’s closet foreign policy adviser and a pro-Russia operator who traveled to Russia to give a lavishly compensated speech and appeared on RT, Russia’s propaganda network, which he asserted was no different than any American news outlet. (RT has since been required to register as a foreign agent.) Trump can claim all he wants that the Russia investigation is a hoax, but if Flynn provides direct evidence implicating Trump, the president’s days in office are numbered.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/01/flynn-could-deliver-a-knockout-blow-to-trump/?utm_term=.7deef95277fb

MSNBC Contributor On Flynn Charges: ‘Historic Day’, ‘Could Be The Beginning Of The End’
MSNBC contributor and Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks declared that it “could be the beginning of the end” over Michael Flynn’s guilty plea.
“So, yes, this is a historic day and could be the beginning of the end. I think the comparison to John Dean is very apt, because he was the person who had the inside knowledge and who really opened the doors to what was really going on in the White House,” Wine-Banks stated.
“And that could be what is happening here with Flynn,” she added.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/01/msnbc-contributor-on-flynn-charges-historic-day-could-be-the-beginning-of-the-end-video/

FROM LEGAL INSURRECTION:
Mueller’s Quest for The Donald: Making sense of the Michael Flynn plea
Mueller wants The Donald more than anything Mueller ever has wanted before in his prosecutorial and law enforcement career.
A somewhat moribund Russia-collusion conspiracy community sprang back to life instantaneously. The treason-choir found its voice again.
Pundits speculated endlessly about what it all means — in a distinctly binary manner: Trump is a gonner, or it’s a big nothing burger.
The Logan Act, that never-enforced hobgoblin of small minds, was trending.
So what to make of the latest feeding frenzy?
The only thing of which I am certain is that Mueller wants Donald Trump to take a perp walk, or at least be impeached based on the findings of Mueller’s investigation. Mueller wants it more than Mueller has ever wanted anything before in his law enforcement and prosecutorial life. And he will stop at nothing to get The Donald. Sure, he’ll charge or convict Manafort and Flynn, and anyone else he can find, but they are just stepping stones.
MORE:
https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/muellers-quest-for-the-donald-making-sense-of-the-michael-flynn-plea/

THERE WAS, HOWEVER, ONE PRESIDENT WHO ACTUALLY DID COLLUDE WITH THE RUSSIANS

HOW DO YOU PLAGIARIZE YOUR OWN WORDS???

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Filed under Barack Obama, Donald Trump, FBI, James Comey, Michael Flynn, News Media, Robert Mueller, Russia

The Day After Comey’s Testimony

My email is chock full of summaries and commentaries. I’ll try to condense it down to the best few bits.

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THE BIG PICTURE: Trump’s distrust of Comey was vindicated by what we now know about Comey.

  • Comey confirmed, again, that even as of his last day in office, Donald Trump was not personally the subject of FBI investigation, neither criminal nor counter-intelligence.
    • Despite media claims otherwise, this fact was not deemed worthy of public disclosure by Comey. IOW, he was happy to let Trump twist in the winds of misleading and false media claims.
  • Comey stated that a key New York Times report asserting Trump campaign collusion was substantively false.
    • Much of the Democrat and media frenzy over the past several months was based on this article.
  • Trump didn’t try to impede the Russia investigation.
    • In fact, he actually encouraged Comey to find out and expose whether any of Trump’s campaign “satellites” engaged in wrongdoing.
  • Comey arranged for a friend of his to leak a memo of his conversation with Trump about Michael Flynn to the NY Times.
    • That memo apparently has not even been given to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
    • The leaking of this memo may put Comey himself in legal jeopardy.
  • Comey admitted that then Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured him to downplay the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server to assist Clinton’s election efforts.
    • Comey admitted that he succumbed to Lynch’s pressure.
    • This should result in both a re-opened investigation of Hillary’s server and also a new investigation of Lynch.

SUMMARY: The so-called “resistance” is based totally on lies. It is and always has been nothing more than an attempt to undermine Trump’s ability to govern. It and not Trump’s presidency are the true threat to our electoral and representative system.

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Filed under Donald Trump, FBI, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Michael Flynn, News Media, Russia, U.S. Senate

At the corner of Incompetent Avenue and Fantasy Street

Incompetent

Two days ago, The New York Times ran a report claiming that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

Yesterday, Breitbart reported that earlier this month, Comey himself testified before the Senate, under oath, that no one in the Trump administration ever asked him to halt any investigation.

It would be a big deal to tell the FBI 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.”

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Filed under FBI, James Comey, Michael Flynn, News Media, Russia

Judicial Watch: Only Crimes in Russia Scandal Are from ‘Obama Gang’

Government transparency activist group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Treasury (DOT) seeking records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Breitbart News spoke exclusively to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, who said, “We’ve been looking into this story for months now and the only crimes connected to this Russian scandal we’ve been able to find so far are the illegal leaks of information and the violations of privacy by the Obama gang.”

Judicial Watch filed a FOIA on January 25, 2017 and only filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond. The FOIA request was for “Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present.”

The suit claims that “Defendants are violating FOIA by failing to search for and produce all records responsive to Plaintiff’s requests or demonstrate that the requested records are lawfully exempt from production.”

Source:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/06/judicial-watch-only-crimes-in-russia-scandal-are-from-obama-gang/

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Trump Pees in Media’s Oatmeal

It’s not supposed to be like this. As long as anyone can remember, the ‘news’ reporters have had free rein in controlling presidential press conferences and even the daily briefings. Then Donald Trump happened. After an eight year vacation, the media finally went back to investigating … with a vengeance. They were as happy as a pig in slop when they forced out General Kelly, a better man than the lot of them. Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder, succumbed to intense pressure from the left over allegedly hiring an illegal to do his housekeeping. (I’d bet my retirement check most if not all of the people raising the hell have some questionable employees as well.)

[CtH: How freaking hypocritical is it of them to condemn Puzder for hiring an illegal when they PROMOTE THE HIRING OF ILLEGALS?!]

The president and PM Netanyahu held a joint press conference yesterday. Trump completely ignored ABC, CNN and NBC, instead calling on reporters from Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Bibi Visits Trump And LEVELS Reporter Looking For A Fight- MEDIA DOWN!


President Donald Trump has walked in and is smoothing ruffled feathers and helping things to be strong and healthy again. And yet despite the incredible relationship that exists between Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu the media is crying that Donald Trump is anti-semitic… seriously???

“There is no greater support of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said resolutely. “I think we should put that to rest.”

Trump DESTROYS ‘Hateful’ Palestine During Visit with Netanyahu

Palestinians are hateful and evil. They are taught to love death and the highest honor in this lifetime for them is to kill Jews and infidels. John Kerry literally told Israel, you can be Democratic or Jewish, but not both.

Remember When: Hey Liberal Media, This Is Probably Why President Trump Didn’t Call On You Today
Our own Katie Pavlich asked President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about how to deal with Iran after their blatant violations of the nuclear agreement and what compromises both the Israelis and the Palestinians need to consider in their ongoing conflict with one another. These are legitimate questions.

As Cortney noted, the liberal media was ignored and they went into full meltdown mode. CNN’s Jim Acosta said that the “fix is in” concerning who will be able to ask the president questions, describing Townhall as “a very conservative website.”

[CtH: “A very conservative website” whose representative asked a really good question, as opposed to the Gotcha Flynn gloating CNN probably had planned!]

I’ll just leave this insufferable exchange between former President Obama and the Chicago Tribune’s Christi Parsons after his 2012 re-elect win to show why we probably shouldn’t be shocked that the Trump White House is taking questions from outlets who used to be left in the dark.

Angry ABC in ‘Open Hostility’ at Trump for ‘Shutting Down’ Free Speech

In the post-press conference coverage, Vega ranted, “I want to tell you about the open hostility right here in this room. You know, I’m sitting right here kind of in the middle of the pack of a number of journalists, mainstream reporters, if you will, and there is open anger in here about the fact the President did not take any real questions about the issue of the day.”

[CtH: You mean like the “real questions” you used to ask your BFF Barack?]

Karl sneered that Trump called on “friendly conservative news organizations.” He lashed out:

“Amazing that on a day like this he could have a press conference and not face a single question on the big story of this, the New York Times bombshell report that members of his campaign allegedly had contacts with the Russians during the campaign. No questions on that.”

[CtH: No, the questions were about ISRAEL, because, you know, their PRIME MINISTER WAS VISITING and THAT WAS THE TOPIC OF THE PRESSER.]

The question of the day, according to Vega, was Michael Flynn’s resignation.

Speaking for other journalists, she raged, “And so, you’re feeling an open sense of anger and frustration here.” Reporter Karl sputtered, “George, it is astounding. We have now had four presidential news conferences and the President, for the most part, has simply avoided calling on people from news organizations.”

[CtH: The ARROGANCE of them deciding who is and who isn’t a news organization!  After the tingly legged, softball throwing, pillow fluffing these “real” news orgs didn for the past eight years.  But hey, KEEP IT UP, MORONS.  Cuz we’re really looking forward to EIGHT years in the TRUMP White House.]

CNN Reporter Says ‘The Fix Is In’ With Conservative Media and the Trump Administration

“The two questions that were asked or called upon from the president in this news conference went to the Christian Broadcasting Network, which is obviously owned by Pat Robertson, the televangelist down in Virginia. It’s a very conservative broadcasting network, and Townhall.com, which is a very conservative news website,” Acosta said.

[CtH: And not a word about how GOOD those questions were, just sneering at the sources of the questions.  This is a variation on the logical fallacy of arguing from authority. But golleeeeee, I’m just a loathsome conservative blogger, so what do I know?!]

13 Hard-Hitting Questions Mainstream Reporters Asked Obama

Mainstream reporters are outraged that conservative media outlets are receiving a significant share of questions at White House press conferences.

Only liberal reporters, the line of reasoning goes, are capable of asking the tough questions needed to hold those in power accountable. Here are a sample of questions asked of former President Obama by mainstream reporters.

1. “Golf, what does it do for you?” – CBS
2. I’m wondering if you think that [Republican presidential candidates are] uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?” – CNN
3.“Do you have a vindictive streak?” – NBC
4. What has “Enchanted you the most from serving in this office?”- NYTimes

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Filed under Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Immigration, Israel, Media Bias, Michael Flynn, News Media

The Media Collect Their First Scalp – UPDATED

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The trouble with the Trump Administration is that they’re bad liars and even worse at covering it up. The democrats have it down to a science. None of them ever pays a price for the lying, the bribes, the corruption, and the double dealing. When they must, they yawn and moan: ‘I take full responsibility.’ Which means the press drops the issue and it’s back to business as usual. That in no way excuses Gen. Flynn lying to Vice President Pence about communicating with Russia and putting the VP in an awkward position. He resigned today, being a man of honor and wanting to bring no more shame on the Commander-in-Chief.

Make no mistake, he was sabotaged by leaks to the press from inside the intelligence community. These are career operatives always looking out for #1. Their leaks to the media are reminiscent of the infamous “Deep Throat,” who made liberal icons of Woodward and Bernstein. Their brethren in leftist hackdom are lusting after a scalp of their own.

ADDED BY CTH:  February 14, 2017 — Multiple sources in and out of the White House report that the leaks that led to the abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn were the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to discredit Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus, and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/former-obama-officials-loyalists-waged-campaign-oust-flynn/

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resigns
Turns out he did discuss sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador.
In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are standard practice in any transition of this magnitude.

General Flynn Is An American Patriot, But The CIA Finally Took Him Down
The CIA and the liberals must be so proud of themselves today, as General Flynn resigned from President Trump’s Team. He will no longer be there to protect the American people with his honesty and to advise President Trump, as he is going to need it. This is just the beginning of the attacks on Trump’s Team.
The left is attacking Gen Michael Flynn over unproven allegations that he discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador before President Trump took office. The media and the Left is going to use leaks from the Obama administration hold-overs to smear every one of Trump’s staffers and confidants.

McCain says Flynn resignation shows ‘dysfunction’ at the White House
JUST LIKE THE JACKALS WHO FEED ON THE DEAD, SO DOES JUAN McSTAIN SHOW UP TO BASK IN THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
“At the same time, General Flynn’s resignation is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus,” the Arizona Republican said.

CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn
Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, laid out on January 2 what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state – the permanent bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit.

CNN’s Henderson: Some Might View Flynn Resignation as the Press Having Scored Points Against the WH

“You imagine that some people might be looking at this as some sort of reset — to get this story off the radar, to get this story off the front pages, like The Washington Post and The New York Times,” she said. “And others might be looking at it as the press having scored some points against this White House. And we know this is a White House that has an ongoing feud with many different outlets.

Trump, GOP lawmakers eye ‘illegal’ leaks in wake of Flynn resignation
The president, after accepting Flynn’s resignation overnight, tweeted Tuesday morning that, “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?”
Flynn echoed that point. Asked Tuesday morning whether the leaks were targeted, coordinated and possibly a violation of the law, Flynn told Fox News: “Yes, yes and yes.”

National Security Council’s Keith Kellogg tapped to succeed Michael Flynn; David Petraeus floated as permanent replacement
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg served as the National Security Council chief of staff under Flynn and was tasked with overhauling the Defense Department under President Trump’s transition team.

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