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Trump: GOP ‘Wasting Time’ If They Don’t Scrap Filibuster Rule




Image: Trump: GOP 'Wasting Time' If They Don't Scrap Filibuster Rule

President Donald Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter in another attempt to shame Senate Republicans into changing the filibuster rules.
Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

If Republican Senate doesn’t get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!
Trump, still smarting from the upper chamber’s failure to pass repeal legislation of Obamacare, has repeatedly hammered away at Republicans to change Senate rules, something Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly vowed not to do.

Mitch McConnell disputes Trump feud claim: ‘We are working together’

We are working together’

by Susan Ferrechio |

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday disputed a report that he’s no longer talking to President Trump, saying sources for that story are out of the loop.  “The President and I, and our teams, have been and continue to be in regular contact about our shared goals,” McConnell said in a statement. “We are working together to develop tax reform and infrastructure legislation so we can grow the economy and create jobs; to prevent a government default; to fund the government so we can advance our priorities in the short and long terms; to pass the defense authorization and defense appropriations bills so we can support our troops and help implement an effective strategy against ISIL; to provide relief from Obamacare; and to continue our progress for our nation’s veterans.”
The New York Times reported Tuesday McConnell and Trump have not spoken in weeks and held a profanity-laced shouting match over the phone after the Senate GOP failed to advance a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.  McConnell, R-Ky., did not address the claim about the call in his statement.  “We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are committed to advancing our shared agenda together and anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation,” McConnell said.


Do we need them if the republicans stand up and do the Job the people unanimously asked them to do? Schumer is wrong Polls I have seen Majority want a wall.

Dems to Trump: We won’t yield on wall funding



House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Democrats would hold fast to their pledge to oppose border wall funding after President Trump threatened a government shutdown over the issue.  “President Trump’s multi-billion dollar border wall boondoggle is strongly opposed by Democrats and many Republicans,” she said. “Democrats will stand fast against the immoral, ineffective border wall and the rest of Republicans’ unacceptable poison pill riders.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a separate statement said Trump’s demands for wall funding in a government-funding bill would lead to a shutdown.
“If the President pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading towards a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won’t accomplish anything,” Schumer said.  Congress must approve new funding for the government by the end of September to prevent a shutdown.




Steve Bannon out at the White House

In this photo taken April 29, 2017, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa.



Alex Pappas
President Trump’s controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of another tumultuous week in Washington.
The White House confirmed in a brief statement that Bannon, a hardcore populist who often sparred with his West Wing colleagues, would make Friday his last day — just over a year after he joined the Trump presidential campaign.   “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
One White House aide told Fox News the departure was a long time coming, and that Bannon actually submitted his resignation in writing two weeks ago.   This would have been just days after Kelly joined as chief of staff. Kelly was said to have been the driving force in the ouster of former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and speculation swiftly centered on Bannon as perhaps the next one to go.
Sources say Bannon has become increasingly isolated in the White House. Adding to the pressure, some critics also publicly attacked Bannon in the wake of last weekend’s Charlottesville violence, in which a counter-protester was killed at a white nationlist rally. Trump came under intense criticism for his response to that violence, and some blamed Bannon for the tone — though it’s unclear how much influence he had in any of Trump’s remarks.




News Alert

DNC shake-up leaves Dems behind in fundraising

Months of post-election malaise hamstrung the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising over the first six months of 2017, creating a serious money gap with Republicans and raising questions about Democrats’ ability to take advantage of opportunities in the 2018 midterms.
The DNC raised $38.2 million in the first half of the year, compared with the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) $75.4 million haul during that period — a $37.2 million difference. As of June 30, the RNC has almost $45 million in the bank, while the DNC has just under $7.5 million, along with $3 million in debt.
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GOP fears damage to brand from Charlottesville

Republicans worry that their candidates could pay in the 2018 midterms for the continued controversy over President Trump’s remarks on the fatal violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump’s equivocation on how much blame should be put on white supremacist groups for the violence sets up a challenge that’s difficult for Republican candidates to avoid — and one that Democrats are eager to bring up.

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News Alert
Trump’s Arizona rally offers showdown with McCain, Flake
President Donald Trump is heading to Arizona next week, setting the stage for a battle with two of his most vociferous GOP critics — Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center, and has already teased a big announcement, fueling speculation that he may endorse Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit as a primary challenger to Flake, who faces reelection next year.

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House Freedom Caucus Launches Discharge Petition to Repeal Obamacare

House Freedom Caucus Launches Discharge Petition to Repeal Obamacare

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and other members of the Freedom Caucus filed a discharge petition on Friday to repeal Obamacare.

The Freedom Caucus filed a discharge petition a few weeks ago that would put a clean repeal bill of Obamacare before the House floor. Now that the Freedom Caucus put the bill on the House floor on Friday, conservative members can start gathering the necessary signatures to force the House to vote on the legislation. The discharge petition would require 218 signatures from members of Congress to force the House to vote on the bill.
The legislation drafted by Rep. Jordan mirrors the clean repeal bill of Obamacare in 2015, which passed the House and the Senate and would have become law if there were a Republican in the White House.  In the following weeks, the Freedom Caucus will petition fellow members of the House to sign the petition. The legislation proposed by the Freedom Caucus would repeal most of Obamacare by the end of 2018, allowing lawmakers ample time to draft a free-market alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows charged, “It’s critical that we keep our promise to the American people and repeal Obamacare and replace it with a policy that works for American families. We cannot drag this process out any longer. This bill – with a two-year delay on implementation of repeal – will force Congress to come together on a replacement bill. President Trump is eager to sign repeal and replace, it’s time we get to work and send both to his desk.”
Meadows previously explained to Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that Rep. Tom Garrett’s discharge petition would prevent House leadership, Democrats, or moderates from adding amendments to water down the Obamacare repeal bill. The House previously used a discharge petition to revive the U.S. Export-Import Bank four months after its charter expires. Meadows told Breitbart News:


Mattis warns North Korea of ‘destruction of its people’

Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea in stark terms on Wednesday that it faces devastation if it does not end its pursuit of nuclear weapons
“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said in the statement, referring to North Korea.  “The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”
Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea of “fire and fury” if it takes aggressive steps toward the United States, words that caught much of the word off guard and raised concerns about escalating tensions between the two countries.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said that Trump discussed the “tone and strength” of his message with senior national security advisors before his remarks, but “the words were his own.”


FBI Raids Paul Manafort’s Home in Russia Probe

 FBI Raids Paul Manafort’s Home in Russia Probe

Image: FBI Raids Paul Manafort's Home in Russia Probe
By Mark Swanson   |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 01:26 PM

The FBI on July 26 raided the home of Paul Manafort in connection with the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, The Washington Post reported.

With search warrant in hand, the FBI showed up before dawn at the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and seized documents and other materials, the Post reported.

The FBI was working at the behest of special counsel Robert Mueller, investigating Trump’s campaign for possible collusion with Russia, the Post reported.

The raid came one day after Manafort met with the Senate Intelligence Committee and amid his voluntary turning over of documents, the Post reported.

Further, some of the documents seized by the FBI, included those Manafort had already handed over to congressional committees, the Post reported.

A representative for Manafort confirmed the raid.

FBI Raids Paul Manafort’s Home in Russia Probe

Image: FBI Raids Paul Manafort's Home in Russia Probe
By Mark Swanson   |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 01:26 PM
The FBI on July 26 raided the home of Paul Manafort in connection with the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, The Washington Post reported.   With search warrant in hand, the FBI showed up before dawn at the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and seized documents and other materials, the Post reported.
The FBI was working at the behest of special counsel Robert Mueller, investigating Trump’s campaign for possible collusion with Russia, the Post reported.
 The raid came one day after Manafort met with the Senate Intelligence Committee and amid his voluntary turning over of documents, the Post reported.  Further, some of the documents seized by the FBI, included those Manafort had already handed over to congressional committees, the Post reported.
A representative for Manafort confirmed the raid.


Trump Hits McConnell on Repeal-Replace Failure

Why Not McConnell you want to parley with the Democrats and get your single payer
The American people do not want it Repeal & Replace Period!

Image: Trump Hits McConnell on Repeal-Replace FailureSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP Images)
By Todd Beamon   |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 03:20 PM 

President Donald Trump slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday after the Kentucky Republican said that the president had “excessive expectations” regarding his agenda, particularly on repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Trump took to Twitter:
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
More excuses. @SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years – in addition to the 7 years — to repeal and replace Obamacare….. 
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The Senate must end the tyranny of the minority and abolish the filibuster


A Personal Note from Tim Wildmon - AFA President

As you may know, AFA is in favor of ending the 60 vote rule (also known as the filibuster) in the U.S. Senate. While there may have been a useful purpose for this rule in the past, there is no longer. This column by Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona explains everything very clearly. Please read it and pass on to as many people as you can. I honestly think the future of our republic is at stake.

Thank you,

Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association


Trump fumes as presidency hits 200 days

 President Trump went on an early morning tirade over Twitter on Monday, lashing out at the press and his Democratic enemies from his golf club in New Jersey.   Trump kicked off his 200th day in office from Bedminster, where he’ll be for the next two weeks, with a string of nine tweets defending his work ethic against allegations he spends too much time vacationing, touting his popularity on the right, calling the Russia investigation a “hoax” and attacking the “fake news” media.
The messages came after a weekend in which the White House reacted angrily to a report in The New York Times about a shadow campaign Republicans are forming in case the president does not run for reelection in 2020.    Trump is dealing with multiple investigations into the 2016 presidential election — including one by special counsel Robert Mueller that threatens to look into his business empire.
Aside from confirming Neil Gorsuch as a justice to the Supreme Court, Trump has seen his legislative agenda stall in Congress. Most notably, his effort to repeal ObamaCare suffered a setback in July after a failed vote in the Senate.   It was in that context that Trump got personal in reigniting a feud Monday with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who had been on CNN earlier in the day warning about a Justice Department review of its policies toward media subpoenas.
Blumenthal, a former prosecutor, had also been on Twitter urging Mueller to “follow the money” in his investigation of Russian meddling in the election, including any collusion between members of Trump’s campaign and Moscow.  Trump attacked Blumenthal over a 2010 controversy in which he admitted to exaggerating his military service, saying the Connecticut Democrat “cried like a baby” when he was caught and is therefore unqualified to weigh in on the Russia probe.
Blumenthal once said he served “in” the Vietnam War, but admitted under pressure during his reelection campaign that he had only served “during” the war as a reservist in the U.S.


McMaster fires Trump Supporters, supporters of Israel and opponents of the Iran Treaty, yet Trump has confidence in him??

Trump backs McMaster as critics, White House rivals question Rice authorization

President Trump gave H.R. McMaster a vote of confidence after the national security adviser’s rivals seized on a letter McMaster sent to his Obama predecessor Susan Rice giving her continued access to classified information.   McMaster’s letter, which his supporters said was routine, was apparently leaked to imply that the Army lieutenant general was helping Trump’s enemies. McMaster’s feud with other powerful camps inside the White House has been well-documented, and a recent spate of firings by McMaster appears to have ratcheted up tensions. But Trump issued a statement late Friday supporting McMaster.
“General McMaster and I are working very well together,” the statement read. “He is a good man and very pro-Israel. I am grateful for the work he continues to do serving our country.”   McMaster already had been in the spotlight for the series of firings he’s ordered on the National Security Council. Most recently, he ousted Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council who had been viewed as a Trump loyalist.


Mueller’s grand jury: What it means

The Wall Street Journal first reported that Mueller, whose team of prosecutors has swelled to 16 in recent weeks, now has a dedicated pool of 23 grand jurors charged with examining subpoenaed documents, listening to witness testimony and ultimately deciding whether criminal charges are warranted.
A spokesman for the special counsel declined to confirm or deny the existence of the grand jury.
Legal experts say the development is not in itself surprising — a special investigator given broad authority by the Justice Department to probe allegations with proximity to the White House would be expected to convene a select grand jury.


Trump turns on GOP Congress


President Trump is firing pointed criticism at the GOP Congress, ripping lawmakers for sending him a Russian sanctions bill he hates while failing to negotiate an ObamaCare repeal bill.   While tensions between the president and GOP lawmakers have been simmering for months, the latest exchanges suggest a turn in the relationship.
Trump lamented Thursday that the U.S.-Russia relationship is “at an all-time and very dangerous low.”  “You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us [health care]!” he tweeted.  It was the second day in a row that Trump ripped the Congress on both issues, and GOP lawmakers were happy to return fire.
“I try to not to respond to tweets … [but] I will respond to this one and state, look, the relationship we have with Russia is solely because of Putin,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Corker added that there is “no reason” to tie healthcare to Russia sanctions.


Trent Franks: Mueller must resign from Russia probe because of long friendship with Comey

Federal law prevents the special counsel from
serving if the person has a conflict of interest

In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Photo by: Susan Walsh
In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 1, 2017
A Republican congressman is calling on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign from his role leading the Russia investigation, citing the investigator’s friendship with former FBI Director James B. Comey.
Rep. Trent Franks said Mr. Mueller’s relationship with Mr. Comey should make him ineligible to lead a probe of Russian interference in the presidential election and any possible coordination with the Trump campaign — the investigation includes whether the president fired the FBI director in an effort to undermine the investigation.
“Those who worked under them have attested he and Jim Comey possess a close friendship, and they have delivered on-the-record statements effusing praise of one another,” Mr. Franks, Arizona Republican, said in a statement issued Tuesday. “No one knows Mr. Mueller’s true intentions, but neither can anyone dispute that he now clearly appears to be a partisan arbiter of justice.”    Mr. Franks, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, cited federal law that prevents the special counsel from serving in the role if the person has a conflict of interest. In Mr. Mueller’s case, the lawmaker said that conflict is “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation.”
Mr. Mueller was appointed to lead the FBI by President George W. Bush. He headed the bureau for 12 years before Mr. Comey was appointed in 2013, but the two men worked together for a time when Mr. Comey served as deputy attorney general.   The decision to appoint Mr. Mueller as special counsel fell to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all investigations related to the presidential campaign. The appointment was made a week after Mr. Trump fired Mr. Comey.
    Mr. Franks’ call for Mr. Mueller’s resignation comes as other lawmakers have expressed concern that the president may be looking to fire his attorney general as a vehicle for removing the special counsel or curtailing his investigation.   Mr. Trump has expressed disappointment over the fact Mr. Sessions recused himself from the investigation, meanwhile members of his administration have been critical of some of the attorneys Mr. Mueller has selected for his special counsel team and the widening scope of the investigation.
At least five members of the team have given donations to Democratic candidates. Mr. Mueller is a registered Republican


Three Congressional Representatives Absolute Betrayal to their constituents -John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins

Mike Huckabee Newsletter

Obamacare betrayal

Well, it’s official: what happened to Julius Caesar is no longer the most nefarious backstabbing ever performed by Senators. After seven years of voting for repeals of Obamacare that they knew would be blocked by a Democratic Senate or vetoed by Obama, Republicans promised voters that they would undo this terrible law that was rammed down our throats if they only had the power. So voters gave them first the House…then the Senate…then the White House. More than any other issue, getting rid of Obamacare fueled the rise of the Tea Party and propelled the Republicans into absolute power. Now, their voters must be wondering why they even bothered.

Last night, in the dead of night, three Republicans (John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins) voted against the last-ditch bill to repeal and replace, leaving the massive Obamacare boondoggle in place. Proving that somehow, some Republicans are always able to find a way to capitulate to the left even when losing is virtually impossible.

It’s certainly arguable that the bill before them wasn’t perfect. But it wasn’t going to be the final bill. Whatever they passed would have then gone into negotiations with the House. Now, one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed will stand as the “law of the land” (it only edged above 50% support after months of Democrats falsely claiming that any replacement would make millions of people die – meaning that about half of Americans think it’s slightly preferable to mass death.)

After the deep-night betrayal, Senate “Majority” Leader Mitch McConnell said it’s now time to reach across the aisle and work with the Democrats to see what they can contribute. We already know their plan: pour more tax money down the rat hole of the unsustainable Obamacare system until it collapses and we all get Charlie Gard-style national health care. Not that they’ll admit it: an amendment endorsing single payer was put up last night and got not a single vote because Democrats thought it was a trap. Most just voted “present.” They know better than to go on record as being in favor of things they’re actually in favor of.

W. James Antell III put it perfectly in the Washington Examiner when he wrote that last night, Senate Republicans repealed the Tea Party. But I have a feeling the Tea Party won’t take being repealed lying down. Expect some noodle-kneed Republican Senators to face major primary challenges. Also look for petitions to repeal the 17th amendment and let state legislatures go back to electing Senators, the way the Founders intended. I’m disgusted enough that I might sign one of those myself.

The tale of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Today’s Commentary:  Democrat IT scandal  — Still repeal — Tax reform please — Sam Shepard RIP — Sheriff Joe goes to jail  — News Bits 



The tale of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Congressional Democrats’ runaway IT guy just keeps getting weirder. Pakistani-born Imran Awan was arrested by the FBI last week as he was allegedly trying to flee the US, where he’s under investigation for bank fraud. He had reportedly wired over $280,000 to Pakistan, and his wife had $12,000 cash hidden in her suitcase. He and his family had been on the Congressional payroll, taking care of multiple House Democrats’ computers, and had been paid over $4 million since 2009, a staggering sum compared to what Republicans pay for such part time contract work.

The Awans had access to Democratic Congress members’ devices and could have also accessed classified and private files, creating opportunities for espionage and extortion. Several House IT workers told the Daily Caller that they were baffled by the Democrats’ inexplicable loyalty to the Awans and suspected they were being blackmailed. Most did drop them after the criminal investigation was announced in February, but strangely enough, Rep. Wasserman Schultz not only refused to fire Awan and his wife, she seemed prepared to keep paying him even after he went to Pakistan and couldn’t possibly be performing any IT services for her. She only cut him off after he was arrested. And then there was that angry outburst at the Capitol Police, where she threatened “consequences” if her laptop wasn’t returned, presumably without anyone looking at what was on it.

House Republicans are demanding an explanation and a watchdog group called the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has filed an ethics complaint against Wasserman Schultz. Raising suspicions even higher, the mainstream media are desperately trying to avoid covering the story and a lawyer for the DNC accused anyone who asks questions of Islamophobia for attacking a hardworking Muslim immigrant family. They must have been awfully hardworking: Awan managed to get himself, his wife, his brother, his brother’s wife and his youngest brother all on staff at fat salaries, with the youngest, 20-year-old brother Jamal, pulling down $160,000 a year of your tax money. That’s four times the typical Congressional staff salary.

It’s not yet clear what’s going on here, but if it’s true that “where there’s smokescreen, there’s fire,” then something’s burning in the House of Representatives.


Mike Huckabee



White House: Anthony Scaramucci has no job ‘at this time’ in Trump’s administration

by Ryan Lovelace |

White House: Anthony Scaramucci has no job 'at this
time' in Trump's administration

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday that former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci does not have another job in President Trump’s administration “at this time.”
“He does not have a role at this time in the Trump administration,” she said. When asked if Scaramucci might return to the Export-Import Bank or has a job there, she said, “not at this time.”    There were reports that Scaramucci was escorted out of the White House on Monday soon after chief of staff John Kelly told him he was out.
Sanders said President Trump found Scaramucci’s profanity-laden comments in a New Yorker interview last week were “inappropriate,” but declined to talk in more detail about whether Scaramucci quit or whether he was fired.
“I’m not going to get into the process, tick tock,” Sanders said Monday. “Look, as we’ve said several times before what matters most to us is not whose employed in the White House, but whose employed in the rest of the country and we’re focused on the president’s agenda.”
Scaramucci left his position as communications director on Monday, five days after entering the position.
Sanders denied that the White House was in chaos and indicated that other job changes were not looming on the horizon for senior members of the Trump administration.  “There are no conversations about any Cabinet members moving in any capacity, and the president has 100 percent confidence in all members of his Cabinet,” Sanders said Monday.
Trump previously expressed displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a member of his Cabinet. Trump told the New York Times earlier this month that he “would have picked somebody else” if Trump had known Sessions would have recused himself from the ongoing Russia investigation.

If these were Republican scandals, they would consume the news cycle.

Russia, Bribes & Sex: 19 MASSIVE Democrat
Scandals the MSM Is Covering Up

Michael Sainato of The Observer has done a superb job of accumulating all the scandals currently roiling the Democrat Party. Well, not really roiling, because as we all know our objective, unbiased, and not-at-all-leftwing media is covering up every single one of these jaw-dropping scandals. Smothering them to death. Burying them. In other words, thanks to our media, Democrats, the true Russian colluders (more on this below) are getting away with everything but murder.
So, with another word of thanks to The Observer for reminding us of these 17 scandals (I added the last two), here they broken down into a handy-dandy list.
1. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Shady IT Guy
While she was head of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), and until last week when he was detained by the FBI after attempting to flee the country, sitting Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed an IT aide named Imran Awan, who is under criminal investigation for all sorts of financial and intelligence crimes. There are reports of him destroying hard drives sought by the FBI, and worse, there are reports he hid a laptop computer in a crevice somewhere in the congressional office building, which, until recently, Wasserman Schultz refused to give investigators access to.  Incredibly, Awan worked for a whole host of Democrats, but for some bizarre reason Wasserman Schultz did not fire him until last week when he attempted to flee justice.    Other than the usual reasons, the MSM is terrified of this story because Awan’s access to all computer things Democrat might prove to be the source of the email hacks that the MSM is desperate to pin on Trump via Russia via WikiLeaks.
2. Democrat Mayors Charged with Pay-to-Play
In the great state of Pennsylvania, two former Democrat mayors were indicted on July 26 by the FBI for pay-to-play. This is the first you’ve heard of it because the national media is covering this story up. Oh, and you also haven’t heard of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who is currently under investigation for $160,000 in gifts that went unreported.
3. Democrat Faces Bribery Charge
Sitting Congressman Robert Brady is currently under FBI investigation for allegedly paying a challenger $90,000 to drop out of the Democrat primary.
4. Democrat Sent to Prison for Racketeering
Just 6 months ago, longtime Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah began a 10-year prison sentence for racketeering.
5. Democrat Accused of Having Sex with Children
Ed Murray, the sitting mayor of Seattle, ended his campaign for a second term in May after allegations surfaced of child sexual abuse.
6. Corruption Scandal at the Democrat National Committee



John Nelson -
Bob Gilmore
Dick Fankhauser