Big govt, Politics

Pelosi: Trump is “Villainous”

Nancy Pelosi is once again loud and clear about her plan to impeach President Trump no matter the lack of an actual impeachable offense. “Let me be very clear: the president’s behavior, as far as his obstruction of justice, the things that he is doing, it’s in plain sight, it cannot be denied-ignoring subpoenas, obstruction of justice,” Pelosi told reporters, according to a report by NBC News. The frozen-face Democrat even went so far as to tell her Democratic colleagues on Thursday that President Trump “wants to be impeached” so that the Senate can save him. So much for the “impeachment is a good move” rhetoric.

Here’s more from NBC News…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told her Democratic colleagues Thursday that President Donald Trump “wants to be impeached” so that he can be vindicated by the Senate.

Pelosi made the comments at a closed-door morning meeting, two Democratic aides told NBC News, who also said that Pelosi called Trump’s actions “villainous.”

The aide said that Pelosi was implying that she will stick to her current plan to keep investigating the president and his administration without jumping to impeachment, though she didn’t explicitly address strategy in her remarks.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

15 States Trying to Abolish Electoral College

Nevada just became the latest state to join the National Popular Vote pact to abolish the Electoral College and give liberal strongholds, such as California and New York, “majority” control over the White House. Fourteen other states plus the District of Columbia have already decided to give their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Although the measure is now 75 electoral votes away from the 270-vote threshold needed to swing the electoral vote, Maine and Oregon are predicted to surrender their nonliberal constituents’ voting rights on a false pedestal of “representation.”

Here’s more from MSN…

The man who helped invent scratch-off lottery tickets now has his sights set on a bigger prize: overhauling the way the United States elects presidents.

On Tuesday, Nevada became the latest state to pass a bill that would grant its electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country, not just in Nevada. The movement is the brainchild of John Koza, a co-founder of National Popular Vote, an organization that is working to eliminate the influence of the Electoral College.

If Nevada’s governor signs the bill, the state will become the 15th — plus the District of Columbia — to join an interstate pact of states promising to switch to the new system. Those states, including Nevada, have a total of 195 electoral votes. The pact would take effect once enough states have joined to guarantee the national winner 270 electoral votes, ensuring election.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

FBI FISA Application Approved in an “Unusual” Way

Former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson told a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees that the FBI’s FISA application was approved in an “unusual” way, but we’re just now learning about it. Anderson, who was the point person to sign off on FISA applications before sending them to her superiors, specifically told the committees that in October 2016 FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates veered off the “linear path” by directly signing the application and bypassing her completely. Anderson emphasized that “this one was handled a little bit differently in that sense in that it received very high-level review and approvals-informal, oral approvals-before it ever came to me for signature.” Hmm. We have no idea why high-level DOJ officials would be actively involved in a routine FBI investigation.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A former top lawyer for the FBI described to lawmakers the “unusual” way the surveillance request targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page was handled by top leadership at the Justice Department and FBI, according to a transcript released this week.

In front of a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Aug. 31, 2018, former FBI Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson said she was normally responsible for signing off on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications before they reached the desk of her superiors for approval. Anderson said the “linear path” those applications typically take was upended in October 2016, with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates signing off on the application before she did. Because of that unusual high-level involvement, she didn’t see the need to “second guess” the FISA application.

The Page FISA application was filed by the Justice Department and FBI with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in October 2016. A surveillance warrant was granted and three renewals were subsequently approved.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Obama Admin Stopped Video During Collusion Meetings

More damning evidence of wrongdoing at the highest levels of the U.S. government-up to and including former President Barack Obama-is beginning to snowball into one glaring verdict: the only “collusion” in the run-up to the 2016 election was by the Deep State Democrats against then candidate President Trump. “It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc small group-and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved,” Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News on Friday. “I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities.” Namely, Mueller did not consider who or why Obama cut off the situation room video feed during meetings regarding the Russia collusion investigation to keep their conversations compartmentalized from the broader intelligence community. What’s more, four key Obama officials were involved: Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, and Comey. And surprise, surprise: NO WITNESSES WERE ALLOWED!

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Comments made by Attorney General William Barr about extraordinary arrangements regarding the original handling of the Russia investigation may take on more significance in light of a previous report showing a high and unusual degree of compartmentalization in the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial intel set up of the Russia probe.

In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday, Barr commented that the intelligence community’s early handling of the Russia investigation may raise questions. He noted it was first handled at a “very senior level” and then by a “small group.”

Barr stated:

The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Progressives Purging Pro-Life Democrats

The radical abortion-on-demand Leftists leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus are now targeting the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress. CPC cochair Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued, “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage, and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.” Ye, somehow it’s conservatives who are intolerant, doctrinaire, and fascist. Funny how that works. This trend will only push what’s left of the more centrist, traditional Democrats to the GOP side of the ledger.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are demanding that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee abandon its support of the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress and allow abortion advocates to compete for their seats.

Newsweek reports that the CPC’s co-chair, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), has now said, in no uncertain terms, that Democrats who do not support the practice of ending unborn life in the womb are no longer welcome in the party, and that they should be primaried out of office by more reliable Democrats.

“I think we should allow for strong primary challenges, so that people can really put their Democratic chops on the line, if you will, and let the Democratic voters decide who they want,” Jayapal told a press conference. “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.”

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Poll: America Supports Fetal Heartbeat Protections

A new Hill/HarrisX survey reveals that a majority of Americans support banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, much to the consternation of those now determined to defeat Georgia’s latest legislative victory to protect innocent life. According to the poll, 55% of voters believe fetal heartbeat bills or other six-week abortion ban measures are either “just right” or do not go far enough. Alternately, 45% of those polled call such measures “too restrictive.” When split by age groups, younger voters were revealed as more likely to support fetal heartbeat protections. This comes as a massive blow to the pro-abort Left, who are clearly losing the culture war on abortion.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Among all the hullabaloo over the state of Alabama’s new, strict pro-life law, it is almost easy to forget that the hot-button abortion topic prior to this week was actually Georgia’s slightly less strict pro-life law which would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected (typically around six weeks). The Daily Wire previously explained the Georgia legislation, which has since been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp:

H.B. 481 states that the “full value of a child begins when a heartbeat exists” and requires “physicians performing abortions to determine the existence of a detectable human heartbeat before performing an abortion,” stating, “it shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons,” and asserting “unless otherwise provided by law, any natural person, including an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat, shall be included in population based determinations.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

IG Probe into FISA Abuse “Devastating”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity reported to viewers on Wednesday that his sources reveal that not only is Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz “done” investigating anti-Trump FISA abuse but also that the findings are “devastating.” Hannity’s comments follow the announcement by Attorney General Bill Barr of his appointment of Connecticut Attorney General John Durham to dig into the “Deep State” collusion against then candidate Donald Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign. This might explain why House Democrats have ratcheted up their campaign to investigate President Trump in hopes of distracting from what is almost certain to evolve into a Watergate-level conspiracy just in time for the 2020 election.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Conservative commentator Sean Hannity said on his Fox News program Wednesday night that his sources say the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into abuse by the FBI of FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign is “done” — and “it’s devastating.” The conservative host’s comments come a few days after it was revealed that Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top prosecutor John Durham to investigate the increasingly suspicious origins of the Trump-Russia probe amid new troubling revelations.

In comments reported by the Washington Examiner, Hannity first brought up Inspector General Michael Horowitiz’s FISA abuse probe in a discussion with Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and Fox contributor former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. “I have sources telling me that Horowitz perhaps is even finished with his report and certainly [Attorney General William Barr] has been briefed on what is coming,” said Hannity.

 

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Comey: Brennan Pushed “Pee” Dossier in 2016

An email chain from late 2016 shows disgraced former FBI Director James Comey telling his staff that Obama loyalist CIA Director John Brennan insisted that the anti-Trump Steele “pee” dossier be included in the January 6, 2017, U.S. Intelligence Community report, which kicked off the Russia collusion investigation. That same document, despite never being verified, was successfully used to obtain three of the four FISA warrants-with Comey signing ALL of the applications-used to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. This revelation adds more fuel to the fire raging that may take down numerous former Obama officials with a conspiracy now involving several agencies, namely the DOJ, CIA, and Department of State.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director turned anti-Trump activist John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence and Trump critic James Clapper are the subjects of a dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous Steele dossier to be utilized as evidence in the Russia collusion investigation.

The argument erupted into the open with a Brennan surrogate being quoted in the news media opposing Comey not long after Attorney General William Barr appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion claims.

The fiasco was kicked into high gear after Fox News cited “sources familiar with the records” pointing to an email chain from late-2016 showing Comey allegedly telling FBI employees that it was Brennan who insisted that the anti-Trump dossier be included in a January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community report, known as the ICA, assessing Russian interference efforts.

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Big govt

Biden Says Gore Won 2000 Election

Joe Biden is climbing aboard the Left’s election loss denial bandwagon, claiming that Al Gore did NOT lose the 2000 presidential election. Biden’s fomenting of political conspiracy came during a conversation about his 1990s crime bill with voters in Nashua, New Hampshire. Predictably, he blamed President George W. Bush for crime getting worse… before alleging the former president did not actually win the 2000 election. “I wouldn’t say lost, when a hanging chad sort of did a few things,” quipped Biden. Naturally, he conveniently forgot about the investigation in 2001, which concluded that Bush won fair and square even without the Supreme Court upholding his victory.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden dipped into election conspiracy territory on Tuesday, arguing that former Vice President Al Gore did not lose the presidential election in 2000.

During a conversation about his nineties-era crime bill, Biden said that it got worse after Gore lost the election.

“I wouldn’t say lost, when a hanging chad sort of did a few things,” he said to voters in Nashua, New Hampshire at a campaign stop.

Biden’s remark continues a history of doubt that Biden has cast on the results of the 2000 election.

In 2013, then-Vice President Biden insisted to Gore during a fundraiser that he had actually won the 2000 election.

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Big govt, Politics

Rosenstein Blasts Comey for Overt Bias

Former Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein slammed ousted FBI Director James Comey Monday during remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC). He specifically went after Comey for his recent attack on both Rosenstein and Attorney General Bill Barr, alleging they lacked the “inner strength” to “resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump.” Rosenstein pushed back, arguing that Comey’s overt bias and undermining the integrity of the Russia and Hillary Clinton investigations trampled “bright lines that should never be crossed.” The Deep State continues intramural war like crabs in a bucket, and with AG Barr’s special investigator, things will only get worse for them. Get your popcorn ready.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Rod Rosenstein unloaded on former FBI Director James Comey in remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) on Monday evening, slamming Comey’s turn as a “partisan pundit,” reiterating that he deserved to be fired, and faulting him for trampling “bright lines that should never be crossed.”

Rosenstein formally stepped aside as deputy attorney general two days ago. His speech specifically took aim at Comey’s comments earlier this month implying that Rosenstein and Attorney General Bill Barr lacked the “inner strength” to “resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump.”

Comey also derided Rosenstein’s “character” and suggested his “soul” had been consumed “in small bites.” The former FBI boss, who has taken to posting numerous photographs of himself in nature staring wistfully at trees and roadways since leaving public office, had been showered with media attention in recent months, and his memoir earned him over $2 million.

 

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