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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.

2017_06 08 Comey testimony by Branco

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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Tucker Carlson on Russia Witch Hunt

The mainstream media cries ‘Watergate’. Here are the facts.

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What’s Really Important

There is a lot going on in the state of world affairs, to be sure. Terrorists in London, the Comey hearings, the GA-6th debate, etc. While these may be important, they pale in comparison to an upcoming event Friday morning. I booked a guided fishing trip months ago with a friend, his son, and my R.J. I had no idea which lake we were going to and he won’t answer his cell phone. The old lady at the bait shop was of little help when I called, she only said: ‘Where do you want to go?’ Walworth County, Wisconsin, has numerous lakes and I assumed he would decide. Apparently not. I chose Lake Delavan and she gave me directions to one of the three boat launches on the lake. I’m getting a little obsessive, but I don’t want anything to go wrong since my grandson has looked forward to this for months. Fishing with him is one of the few real joys in my life anymore.

Now onto the crap.

DC Swamp Goes Crazy for James Comey Hearing

HE WILL ADROITLY TIPTOE AROUND THE FACTS TO AVOID INCRIMINATING HIMSELF. AT THE END OF THE DAY THE MEDIA, THIRSTING FOR BLOOD, WILL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED.

The Washington establishment and media elite has gone into a full-blown craze over a Senate hearing on Thursday featuring fired FBI Director James Comey.

And while the media continued to hype the hearing, some began expressing worry the hearing would not live up to the hype.

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing is slated to begin at 10 a.m. eastern and begin with opening statements from the chairman and vice chairman of the committee. Comey will then deliver an opening statement, and senators will have the opportunity to question Comey, with multiple rounds of questions expected. The hearing is expected to last hours. The closed hearing is scheduled at 1 p.m. eastern.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/06/dc-swamp-goes-crazy-for-james-comey-hearing/

Sessions Is Said to Have Offered to Resign

The situation between Mr. Sessions and Mr. Trump has grown so tense that the attorney general told Mr. Trump in recent weeks that he needed the freedom to do his job and that he could resign if that was what was wanted, according to the two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House matters. Mr. Trump did not take him up on the offer.

A spokesman for Mr. Sessions declined to comment. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to an email seeking comment.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sessions-is-said-to-have-offered-to-resign/ar-BBCc1ra?ocid=UE12DHP

SESSIONS OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION, TRUMP REFUSED IT. TRUMP IS RIGHT

Jeff Sessions Got Played by Democrats When He Recused Himself from Russian Witch Hunt

Sessions made the announcement in March that he would recuse himself from the Russian investigation — in an effort to appease liberal Democrats.

SESSIONS COULD COMMIT HARA KIRI ON THE SOUTH LAWN AND THE DEMOCRATS WOULD STILL BE UNHAPPY.

And the Russian conspiracy continues to make headlines in the liberal media day after day.

Trump is right to be angry.

ABC reported: “As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.

Trump’s anger over the recusal has not diminished with time. Two sources close to the president say he has lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings, blaming the recusal for the expansion of the Russia investigation, now overseen by Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/trump-right-jeff-sessions-got-played-democrats-recused-russian-witch-hunt/

Spicer on Trump’s confidence in Sessions: I haven’t spoken to him about that.

Watch Jon Ossoff Lose The Entire Special Election Debate In Less Than Four Minutes

As part of the debate format, the candidates were given the opportunity to ask each other questions. Handel turned to Ossoff and asked him a question he couldn’t answer: Who he was going to vote for in the special election. As someone who lives outside the district, Ossoff is unable to cast a vote for himself. It went downhill from there for Ossoff.

Georgia 6th District debate: Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel on protecting US citizens

Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel square off on health care

Jon Ossoff Gets Destroyed Over His Residency

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/07/watch-jon-ossoff-lose-the-entire-special-election-debate-in-less-than-four-minutes-video/

They Just Won’t Go Away: Michelle Obama Trashes Trump at Apple Conference

The last time we saw Michelle Obama, she was flaunting her poor fashion sense in Italy.  This week the former First Lady was a surprise guest at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in California.  She delivered a fireside chat where she trashed President Trump over global warming junk science and his temporary travel ban from failed Islamist states.

Michelle Obama: “I think my message earlier was, you know, think about that higher purpose. Because we are at a time in this country when we need problem solvers out there who are committed who believe in this country who believe in the value of diversity and believe in, you know, the value of immigrants, and believe that global warming is real.”

Ugh.  Won’t these people please just go away.  You’ve done enough damage Michelle for one lifetime.  Now shoo.


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More Words of Wisdom

A very wise person once told me: “Carrying a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.” As far as grudge-carrying goes, Hillary Clinton has few peers and no betters. The Clinton Crime Family does not take failure lightly. Given the massive egos involved they cannot and will not accept any personal blame for themselves. There have to be excuses to be made and scapegoats found. Losing a presidential contest, especially when she took it for granted her dream was all but assured is likely the greatest humiliation of her greedy, power-hungry career.

Hillary Clinton Still ‘Seething With Rage’ Over Losing To ‘Dumb, Soulless Manipulator’ Trump

She herself says she’s a member of the resistance. And she obviously hasn’t made her peace with losing to Donald J. Trump, who she reportedly feels is a “dumb, soulless manipulator.” Axios broke down her seething rage over losing from New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister’s lengthy piece about Hillary post-campaign. One thing we have seen from the former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser is her inability to take full responsibility without blaming someone else.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/05/30/hillary-clinton-still-seething-with-rage-over-losing-to-dumb-soulless-manipul-n2332725

Clinton: ‘I Take Responsibility for Every Decision I Made, but That’s Not Why I Lost’

“Look, I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost, so I think it’s important that we learn the real lessons from this last campaign,” Clinton said during a question and answer session at the 2017 Code Conference.

She then discussed how the Russians were out to to influence the American elections, the economy, and unity within the United States.

This is not the first time that Clinton has blamed other factors for her election loss last year to Donald Trump. In early May, Clinton spoke at the Women for Women International conference, where she originally took responsibility for her actions, but then blamed former FBI Director James Comey and Russia.

Clinton Whine Tour Part V: NYT Covered My ‘Nothing Burger’ Email Fiasco Like Pearl Harbor And The DNC Screwed Me Over

Hillary Clinton was interviewed at the Recode Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where the former first lady tore in the Democratic National Committee for leaving her more or less adrift, saying she inherited a data operation that was bankrupt. She also said that the Russians weaponized the leaked emails on Wikileaks, and that they influenced voters. What she failed to mention is that pollsters disagree with the claim that the letter contributed to her election loss.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/05/31/clinton-whine-tour-part-v-nyt-covered-my-email-fiasco-like-pearl-harbor-and-the-n2334421

Hillary Clinton: My Email Scandal Is the ‘Biggest Nothing-Burger Ever’
She said, “The overriding issue that affected the election that I had any control over — because I had no control over the Russians, too bad about that — was the way of the use of my email account was turned into the greatest scandal since Lord knows when. This was the biggest ‘nothing-burger’ ever.”
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/05/31/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-biggest-nothing-burger-ever/

Hillary Clinton: I was victim of ‘1,000 Russian agents’ & ‘broad assumption’ I would win

Clinton, 69, said she takes responsibility for “every decision” she made, but added, “That’s not why I lost.”

Her comments sparked outrage from many on Twitter, including President Donald Trump, who said Clinton “refuses to say she was a terrible candidate.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Clinton’s comments “sad.”

However, at the same time, Clinton also feels she was “the victim of the very broad assumption” that she was going to win.

“I never believed it, I always thought it would be a close election because our elections are always close.” Clinton said.

Clinton also cited alleged Russian interference with the election as one of the major reasons for her loss, stating that Americans helped “weaponize” information to use against her campaign.
https://www.rt.com/usa/390376-clinton-recode-responsibility-russians/

Clinton Trashes DNC for ‘Mediocre to Poor,’ ‘Nonexistent’ Data Collection in 2016

Clinton: I Was ‘Unfairly’ Attacked for Goldman Sachs Speeches

Clinton Mourns ‘Misogyny’ She Faced on Campaign Trail

Crowley: Clinton’s Lack of Presence in Mich., Wis., Pa. Was Campaign’s Biggest Lesson

Former DNC Data Director Calls Clinton’s Accusations ‘F***ing Bull***t’

Andrew Therriault took to Twitter to defend the DNC against accusations Hillary Clinton made on Wednesday during a Q&A session at Codecon, the Washington Examiner reported.

“DNC data folks: today’s accusations are fucking bullshit, and I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense,” Andrew Therriault tweeted.

“Private mode be damned, this is too important,” he wrote in a second tweet. “I’m not willing to let my people be thrown under the bus without a fight.”

http://freebeacon.com/politics/fmr-dnc-data-director-calls-clintons-accusations-fing-bullt/

Hillary Clinton Doubles Down On Denial: Trump Likely Behind Russia Election Hack

“The Russians, in my opinion, and based on the intel and counter-intel people I’ve talked to, could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided,” Clinton told the Recode conference, referring to an avalanche of false information, social media bots and hacks of Clinton campaign emails.

Some of those people helping the Russians, she said, had access to “polling and data information.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-harsh-rebuke-clinton-says-trump-likely-behind-russia-election-hack/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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We have evidence of inappropriate dealings with Russia

And it all points to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.

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Take a chill pill, Anti-Trumpers

2017_05 19 Outrage du jour by Terrell

The following is from Catholic Vote:

The facts at present are plain: ongoing investigations by Congress and the FBI have yet to uncover any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. And those responsible for pursuing the truth have repeatedly affirmed that their investigations continue, unencumbered, as they should.

The appointment of Robert Mueller now allows a widely respected former FBI Director to carry out a fair and responsible investigation without the hysterics we’ve seen the past few days. If there is evidence of criminal activity, obstruction of justice, or collusion with Russia, then the facts will eventually emerge — and appropriate action should be taken.

Until then … we must resist calls to bring the government to a halt over speculation and anonymous leaks. Talk of impeachment at this juncture is simply reckless. The public deserves facts, not partisan hit jobs. 

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  • I got the quotation from a Catholic Vote email, so there’s no link.

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When Democrats Do Foreign Policy

Remember when Obama sent Hillary to Russia to “reset” our relationship following President Meany Pants Bush’s terrible reign?

Remember when Obama mocked Romney for saying Russia was a serious foe?

Remember when the Democrats went all McCarthy hysterical about Trump talking with the Russkies?

Check out TIME’s cover.  UNbelievable.

2009 2012 2017

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2017_05 17 NYT v WaPo

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