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Dems Have No Evidence On President Trump, No Crimes Committed

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Republican Impeachment Report: Dems
Have No Evidence On President Trump,
No Crimes Committed

Top Republican lawmakers finalized a report Monday exonerating President Donald Trump from any wrongdoing regarding Ukraine just as Democrats with the House Judiciary Committee prepare to launch their own impeachment inquiry into the president, according to a report reviewed by SaraACarter.com.
Ranking Chairman Devin Nunes, with the House Intelligence Committee; Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member and Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee and Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs issued the report. It noted that the impeachment inquiry is nothing more than the Democrats ‘orchestrated campaign to upend our political system.”
President Trump departed Washington D.C. Monday to a NATO gathering in London and before he left he criticized House Democrats for moving forward with impeachment proceedings. The House Judiciary Committee is planning to hold its first hearing on impeachment Wednesday. Trump’s lawyers declined the invitation from Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler to testify.
Nunes, Jordan and McCaul, noted in the report that despite all the legitimate concerns the President had regarding Ukraine corruption and the Bidens, there was absolutely no evidence presented during the hearings suggesting that Trump intended to withhold aid unless the Ukrainians investigated the situation.
“The evidence does not support the accusation that President Trump pressured President Zelensky to initiate investigations for the purpose of benefiting the President in the 2020 election,” the 110 page report states. “The evidence does not support the accusation that President Trump covered up the summary of his phone conversation with President Zelensky. The evidence does not support the accusation that President Trump obstructed the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.”
“The unfortunate collateral damage of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is the harm done to bilateral U.S.-Ukraine relations, the fulfillment of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to sow discoed within the United States, and the opportunity costs to the American people,” the report states.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA, was seeking to build a case against Trump, suggesting there was a ‘quid pro quo’ to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government investigated former Vice President Joe Biden’s son for his dealings with an alleged corrupt Ukrainian gas company. However, Schiff’s committee failed to prove Trump had taken action to withhold military aid from Ukraine. The Democrats attempted to pin what they hoped would be an impeachable crime on a phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky. Schiff’s witnesses lacked any evidence that would suggest Trump asked Zelensky to investigate Biden’s son Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden was a paid board member of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma Holdings. His role in the company from 2014 through the Fall of 2015, has come under scrutiny. During the time, his father was charged with handling Ukraine and Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, “received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia,” as reported by John Solomon at The Hill.
The Republican report specifically notes the call summary provided by the White House of Trump’s conversation with Zelensky on July 25. The call, which was listened to by a number of witnesses who testified at the hearings, did not reveal any of the Democrats accusations of “quid pro quo” with regard to withholding military aid.
Further, Democrats assertions that Trump was asking Zelensky to investigate political rival Biden, are disputed by Republicans. They note the Democrats use of Trump’s phrase during the conversation “I would like you to do us a favor thought–” to present the appearance that Trump was pressuring Zelensky.
Republicans state that Democrats omit the latter part of the sentence saying the “full sentence shows that President Trump was not asking Zelensky to investigate his political rival, but rather asking him to assist in ‘getting to the bottom’ of potential Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election.
“The reading is supported by President Trump’s subsequent reference to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who had testified the day before about his findings, and to Attorney General William Barr, who had initiated an official inquiry into the origins of the U.S. government’s 2016 Russia investigation.
In fact, Zelensky, has repeated publicly that he felt no pressure to investigate Trump’s rival, Biden by the White House.
Zelensky responded to reporters during the 74th U.N. General Assembly saying “I think you read everything.” He was speaking of the transcripts of the phone conversation released by the White House.
“So I think you can read text,” he said. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be involved to Democratic, open elections — elections of USA. No, you heard that we had, I think, good phone call. It was normal. We spoke about many things. An I — so I think, and you read it, that nobody pushed — pushed me.”
The detailed report’s findings:
  • President Trump has a deep seated, genuine and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine our to its history of pervasive corruption
  • President Trump has a long-held skepticism of U.S. foreign assistance and believes Europe should pay its fair share for mutual defense
  • President Trump’s concerns about Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board are valid. The Obama State Department noted concerns about Hunter Biden’s relationship with Burisma in 2015 and 2016
  • There is indisputable evidence that senior Ukrainian government official opposed President Trump’s candidacy in the 2016 election and did so publicly. It has been publicly reported that a Democratic National Committee operative worked with Ukrainian officials, including the Ukrainian Embassy, to dig up dirt on then-candidate Trump.
  • The evidence does not establish that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Burisma Holdings, Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, or Ukrainian influence in the 2016 election.
  • The evidence does not support that President Trump withheld U.S. Security assistance to Ukraine for the purpose of pressuring Ukraine to investigate Burisma Holdings, Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, or Ukrainian influence in the 2016 election.
  • The evidence does not support that President Trump covered up the substance of his telephone conversation with President Zelensky by restricting access to the call summary.
  • President Trump’s assertion of longstanding claims of executive privilege is a legitimate response to an unfair, abusive, and partisan process, and does not constitute obstruction of a legitimate impeachment inquiry.

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Black American support for President Trump is on the a rapid rise.


Three new polls: Trump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled

blacks for trumpTrump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled since 2016, according to three new polls. Rasmussen, Emerson and Marist polls have the president above a 33% approval rating among this key demographic. (screenshot)
Trump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled since 2016, according to three new polls. Rasmussen, Emerson and Marist polls have the president above a 33% approval rating among this key demographic. (screenshot)
Three new polls indicate that President Trump’s approval rating among black voters has quadrupled since 2016. Emerson and Rasmussen have Trump polling at 34%, while the Marist poll shows Trump enjoying a 33% approval among black voters.
This is significant because President Trump won the electoral college in a landslide in 2016 despite scoring just 8% approval from black voters.  If Trump can get even half the figure among black voters that he’s getting now in these polls, he will easily win reelection in 2020.

 

New Polls: Black American support for President Trump:

Republican strategist Deneen Borelli tweeted: “Rasmussen Poll tracking poll finds Donald Trump’s
total black approval at 34%. Democrats’ worst nightmare. Boom.”
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 While polls are not always accurate (think back to all the polls that breathlessly claimed that Hillary Clinton would crush Trump in a landslide), there are other indications that black voter support for President Trump is climbing.
As BizPac Review reported, unemployment in the United States is at a record low. Notably, black unemployment has tumbled to a record low under the Trump administration — fueled, in part, by plunging unemployment among black women.
“If only half of that 34% of blacks vote for Trump, it will devastate the Democrats’ candidate,” the American Thinker observed. “Democrat victories in this evenly divided nation depend on both high black turnout and high black support. Hillary Clinton’s failure to drive both elements of black support to the levels Barack Obama enjoyed was a major cause of her defeat.”
Not surprisingly, Never-Trumpers like CNN talking head Ana Navarro disputed the latest polls indicating mushrooming black support for Trump.
In a racist tweet, Navarro chirped:  “Zero chance this is accurate. Zero. The poll must have only been conducted in the homes of Ben Carson, Kanye, that sheriff guy with the hat and those two Cubic Zirconia & Polyester-Spandex ladies.

Who’s the RACIST NOW? Stand up. Unreal the true colors of people (AND THAT”S NOT RACIST) is what comes out of their mouths. What a racist comment. Don’t think we don’t see through this hypocrisy.

Ana Navarro fumes over rising black Trump support, digs deep hole with ‘racist tweet’

CNN’s favorite Trump-bashing Republican Ana Navarro fumed over rising black Trump support, launches a ‘racist’ tweet and gets eviscerated online.
However, Victor Davis Hanson — a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a public-policy think tank — said the trend indicated by the polls is devastating for the Democrats.
“Even 20 percent African-American support for Trump would all but dismantle Democratic Party presidential hopes for 2020,” Hanson wrote at Real Clear Politics. “Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election with 88 percent of the black vote. That was about a six-point falloff from Barack Obama’s share of the black vote in 2012.”
Hanson continued: “Even a small drop in African-American turnout or anything less than the usual 85 percent to 90 percent supermajority for a Democratic presidential candidate on Election Day can prove fatal.”
(Source: “Ingraham Angle”)
Hanson pointed out that the Democratic Party’s alienation of white voters will ensure their defeat. Why? Because you can’t afford to ignore an entire group of voters.  “Republican presidential candidates now routinely win 55 percent to 60 percent of the so-called white vote, and about 70 percent of voters are white,” Hanson wrote. “That lopsided margin may widen further, given that progressive Democrats are not making any effort to recapture turned-off white working-class voters.”
Victor Davis Hanson remarked that President Trump is outworking the Democrats (as usual). And that will likely drive him home to victory in 2020.  “Trump is reaching out to the African-American community to a much greater degree than progressives are reaching out to the estranged white working class,” Hanson noted.

New York Times, Truth, and the Navy Seal

Column Contribution from Member Winter Haven 912

     WOW! The NY Times never, ever seems to disappoint. They ran a very long front-page story on Sunday about Chief Gallagher, the NAVY SEAL who is at the center of the controversy that led to the firing of the Sec of the Navy. Let’s start with a few facts that almost always seem to elude the NY Times; #1 is that the Sec of the Navy was actually fired for trying to go “behind the back” of the Sec of Defense (directly to the President), The Navy Secretary’s boss.
 So deliberately breaking the Chain of Command and a deliberate attempt to not abide by it was the real reason for the dismissal of Sec Spencer. He deserved exactly what he received, and that has nothing to do with the NAVY SEAL issue, NOTHING!
     Now let’s get to the NY Times story which has one purpose and one purpose only, to decry President Trump’s interference in the case. The NY Times invests approximately 1500 words into a story (BTW, that is almost 2/3rds of an entire page) which attempts to take Chief Gallagher to the woodshed over his personal conduct.
     They make such inflamed references to his desire to get “back into action to kill as many people as possible.” For the record, that is exactly what “SPECIAL OPPS GUYS” are trained to do! They are NOT trained as local policemen, that is not a “knock” on the local law enforcement, but SPECIAL OPPS WARRIORS are not trained to enforce the local law in your local hometown.

They are trained to kill the enemy, not wound them, not protect them, but kill them, and kill as many as they can.

      We train and send these guys into the absolute worst hell on earth and we expect “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”? You have to be kidding me! Back to the NY Times, you have to read about 1500 words into the story to find out that Chief Gallagher was acquitted of all charges EXCEPT posing with ” a trophy photo of a corpse. This was not a smart move by the Chief but it was not an illegal act, it goes on all the time.

Not smart in today’s world, but NOT ILLEGAL, and most certainly not worthy of Chief Gallagher being “stripped of his TRIDENT” after 19 years of no disciplinary action against him during his time in the SEALS, not a single one.

This was nothing more than the “BRASS IN THE PENTAGON” deciding they didn’t like being embarrassed (they lost the case and the President stepped in) so they would skewer Chief Gallagher regardless of the actions taken by the President. The guy who is actually at the top of the SACRED CHAIN of COMMAND.

     Seems that the Admirals like the Chain of Command as long as they don’t have to follow the rules, funny how that works!!  So, the NY Times has an agenda, they didn’t care about all the inflamed language they used to describe Chief Gallagher’s personality. (and they used a bunch), they didn’t care that he was found innocent.

They also never mentioned in the entire more than 2000 words that the JAG Officers that prosecuted Chief Gallagher broke the law! You know what they did? The NY Times never tells you!  They illegally tape recorded conversations between Chief Gallagher and his defense team,WOW. If that had happened in civilian life those guys would most likely have been disbarred.  The entire case would have been dismissed. But the NY Times never tells you that part of the story, and it was one of the main reasons the Chief was found innocent.

So like I said, the NY TIMES never seems to fail in being an honest broker of news, no they have shed all honesty for their AGENDA, and their AGENDA is to do whatever they think they can to make Donald Trump look like he is abusing his authority.
He is not, he is doing exactly what the  CONSTITUTION permits him to do, in some cases, requires him to do, and certainly why he was elected, and neither the NY Times or the DEEP STATE is going to stop him..

Floyd Stern
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DEVIN NUNES: ADAM SCHIFF SHOULD BE LOCKED UP!


House GOP report says no evidence for Trump
impeachment, warns of ‘dangerous precedent’

House Republicans delivered a point-by-point rebuttal Monday to Democrats’ impeachment efforts, claiming in their own report that the evidence collected in the inquiry to date does not support the accusations leveled against President Trump — or rise to the level of removal from office.
“The evidence presented does not prove any of these Democrat allegations, and none of the Democrats’ witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor,” Republicans said in a 123-page report, timed to be made public ahead of the majority Democrats’ impeachment report.
TRUMP RIPS DEMS FOR HOLDING IMPEACHMENT HEARING AMID NATO TRIP
The dueling narratives are emerging following two weeks of House Intelligence Committee hearings, where witnesses detailed their own knowledge of efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch political probes as U.S. aid was withheld over the summer. The committee is set to vote on Democrats’ final report Tuesday – likely to be another party-line moment – before transmitting that document to the Judiciary Committee, which holds its first public hearing Wednesday.
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif.; Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; and Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, R-Texas, penned the minority report, which has been reviewed by Fox News. In it, they broadly defend the president’s actions in the face of accusations he withheld military aid and a White House meeting as leverage to pressure Ukraine to launch a probe involving the Bidens.
“The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is not the organic outgrowth of serious misconduct; it is an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system,” the Republicans wrote.
They added: “This impeachment inquiry and the manner in which the Democrats are pursuing it sets a dangerous precedent.”
At the center of the impeachment inquiry, which began in September, is Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he asked for an investigation into Joe Biden’s efforts to oust a prosecutor who had been looking into Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where son Hunter Biden served on the board. That call prompted a whistleblower complaint, and, in turn, the impeachment inquiry.
The president’s request to Zelensky came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats and witnesses have claimed shows a “quid pro quo” arrangement. Trump has denied any wrongdoing, and Republicans have defended his position.
In their report, Republicans argued the evidence found throughout the impeachment inquiry “does not establish that President Trump pressured Ukraine” to investigate the Bidens “for the purpose of benefiting him in the 2020 election.”
Nunes, Jordan and McCaul argued that a July 25 call summary released by the White House “does not reflect any improper pressure of conditionality to pressure Ukraine to investigate” Joe Biden, noting that “President Zelensky has publicly and repeatedly said he felt no pressure to investigate” the president’s “political rival.”
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Republicans specifically claimed that there was no evidence to support the accusation that Trump withheld a meeting with Zelensky to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for his 2020 re-election benefit. They noted that the president “extended an invitation to the White House to President Zelensky on three occasions without conditions,” and that the two eventually met in the U.S. during the United Nations General Assembly in September “without any Ukrainian action to investigate” the Bidens.
Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, however, described the initial withholding of a Trump meeting as a clear “quid pro quo” in his testimony last month.
Sondland also testified that the linkage to the aid was as obvious as “two plus two equals four” – while acknowledging he never heard either condition from Trump himself.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and fellow Democrats argue the evidence of wrongdoing is overwhelming.

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“The fact that Republicans may be derelict in their duty does not relieve us of our obligation to uphold and defend the Constitution,” Schiff tweeted last week.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., also ripped Trump for not fully cooperating with Congress.
“If the President thinks the call was ‘perfect’ and there is nothing to hide then he would turn over the thousands of pages of documents requested by Congress, allow witnesses to testify instead of blocking testimony with baseless privilege claims, and provide any exculpatory information that refutes the overwhelming evidence of his abuse of power,” he said in a statement.
Democrats have argued that the aid was only delivered because the administration got caught withholding it.
Still, Republicans have repeatedly pointed to the fact that the Ukrainians eventually got the aid – and a meeting – to counter any bribery accusations. Nunes, Jordan and McCaul wrote that the evidence “does not establish” that Trump withheld military aid to extract a probe regarding the Bidens, noting that the president “has been skeptical about U.S. taxpayer-funded foreign assistance,” and has been “clear and consistent” in his view that Europe should “pay its fair share for regional defense.”
“Although security assistance to Ukraine was paused in July 2019, several witnesses testified that U.S. security assistance was not linked to any Ukrainian action on investigations,” they wrote, adding that “the security assistance was ultimately disbursed to Ukraine in September 2019 without any Ukrainian action to investigate the President’s political rival.”
The GOP report also defended Trump’s decision to remove then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch from her post, noting he had the “constitutional authority” to do so. And the report defended Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, stating he “did not violate the law or harm national security.”
Meanwhile, Nunes, Jordan and McCaul went on to defend the president’s interest in Hunter Biden’s role, saying that “there are legitimate concerns” surrounding his position on the board during Joe Biden’s role in leading Ukraine policy during the Obama administration. They also said Trump’s concerns are “valid,” and recalled previous witness testimony revealing that “the Obama State Department noted concerns about Hunter Biden’s relationship with Burisma in 2015 and 2016.”
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As for Democrats’ allegations of an attempted “cover-up” and obstruction by the president – allegations that could relate to potential articles of impeachment — Nunes, Jordan and McCaul noted that Trump “declassified and released publicly” the summary of his July 25 phone call with Zelensky and released a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint.
Democrats, they charged, “have engaged in an abusive process toward a pre-determined outcome.”
“The impeachment of a president is one of the gravest and most solemn duties of the House of Representatives,” they wrote. “For Democrats, impeachment is a tool for settling political scores and re-litigating election results with which they disagreed.”

Adam Schiff is helping the very person he wants to destroy, President Trump, with such a misguided and failed mission

Adam Schiff Wins Ringside Politics Turkey Of The Year Award

Jeff Crouere imageBy  —— Bio and ArchivesDecember 1, 2019
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Adam Schiff Wins Ringside Politics Turkey Of The Year Award

Since the beginning of the Ringside Politics TV and radio shows, we have enjoyed an annual Thanksgiving tradition of awarding our “Turkey of the Year” to recognize individuals who distinguished themselves in a particularly foolish way. It seems appropriate since turkeys are commonly regarded as one of the most dim-witted animals on the planet.

The winners are selected by our viewers and listeners and each year it is a robust competition with many deserving celebrities and politicians. Previous winners have included both Democrats and Republicans, so it is truly a bi-partisan award. Here is a partial listing of some of our past top turkeys: filmmaker Michael Moore, former House Speakers John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama and former New Orleans Mayors Mitch Landrieu and, current federal inmate, Ray Nagin.

Schiff has been suffering from a horrible case of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” for years

In 2018, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) was the clear choice for Turkey of the Year. Ryan is an establishment Republican who was a very weak House Speaker. His major accomplishment was the passage of the tax cut bill. He failed to deliver on an array of important issues such as border security and entitlement reform. He did not pursue an aggressive or conservative agenda. In fact, his weak leadership was one of the major reasons that the Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. This led to the impeachment nightmare and the constant harassment of President Donald Trump, which probably delighted Ryan who take advantage of every opportunity to criticize the President.

This year, our viewers and listeners nominated several dozen individuals and groups, all with outstanding credentials to become our Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year. Nevertheless, the clear winner with the most votes and the best choice for our 2019 award is House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Schiff has been suffering from a horrible case of “Trump Derangement Syndrome” for years. Ever since the President’s election, Schiff has been obsessed with his impeachment. He was so driven to destroy the President that he allowed some Russian comedians to prank him on a phone call promising to provide pictures of “naked Trump.”

After the President released the transcript of his call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Schiff realized that the details were too benign, so he fabricated the contents of the call in a “parody” speech to the American people from his seat as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

For weeks, he conducted secret impeachment hearings and interviewed witnesses in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. It was so biased and unfair that Republicans stormed into the hearings to protest the proceedings.

The American people are becoming fatigued with this unfair partisan process

Eventually, the public phase of the hearings was announced, and all the news media eagerly anticipated the “Schiff Show.” In fact, all the major broadcast and cable news networks televised the hearings. Instead of producing bombshell testimony implicating the President in a crime, Schiff presented to the American people a collection of witnesses who relied on hearsay and did not ever directly talk to the President. Some of the witnesses had never met the President.

The result of the process is that millions of Americans were turned off by the entire stunt. Despite coverage on all the broadcast and cable news networks, only 13.1 million people watched the first day of the hearings. This is a sharp decline from the audience of over 20 million Americans who watched the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings or the 19 million Americans who watched the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.

It seems the American people realize there are major problems with the impeachment process. The inquiry was approved by the House of Representatives without a single vote from a Republican member, while two Democrats voted with the Republicans against launching the inquiry.

Schiff has devoted all his committee’s attention to this witch hunt and failed miserably. After two weeks of public hearings on the impeachment of President Trump, the result is that more people are sympathetic of President Trump and fewer people want to impeach him.

The American people are becoming fatigued with this unfair partisan process. According to a recent poll by Emerson College, support for impeachment has fallen from 48% to only 43% in the last month, while opposition has increased from 44% to 45%. The Emerson College poll also showed that the President’s approval rating has increased from 43% to 48% in the last month.

Schiff’s misguided and failed mission

While Schiff and his colleagues are focused on impeachment, the American people want Congress to address other issues. In a recent piece published in Vanity Fair, Ken Stern examined poll results of independent voters who ranked impeachment last among 11 issues. These independent voters were primarily concerned with fiscal health, the budget deficit, infrastructure among other longstanding concerns. Instead of dealing with these issues, Schiff and other House Democrats are trying to destroy President Trump.

Eventually, Schiff’s antics may cause a backlash against House Democrats, especially for those 31 members who represent districts won by Trump in the 2016 election.

Our country will soon know the outcome of impeachment and how it will impact the 2020 election. In the meantime, we know Congressman Adam Schiff is helping the very person he wants to destroy, President Trump. With such a misguided and failed mission, Schiff is a perfect choice for our 2019 Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year.

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Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA. He is the host of a Louisiana-based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday & 10:00 p.m. Sunday on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station; and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in the New Orleans area & Wgso.com worldwide.
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Alarmists Propose Rebranding ‘Climate Change’ for Greater Shock Value

Pelosi Pulling Scarier Name Changes For Climate Change Out Of The Hat


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Pelosi Pulling Scarier Name Changes For Climate Change Out Of The Hat
The UN’s COP25 Climate Change Conference with a retinue of Nancy Pelosi-led Democrats, kicking off in Madrid today, puts a deep winter freeze on Adam Schiff’s Traveling Impeachment ‘Inquiry’ show.
The Dems,  jetting 3,781 miles across the Atlantic, have left  colleagues Schiff and tag team partner Jerry Nadler far behind, at least for the time being.
Only last week they were interested in name calling of any kind to impeach President Donald Trump.

COP25: Rebrand the name of Climate Change

Today it’s name changing that holds their impassioned interest.
The big move at COP25 is to rebrand (read change) the name of Climate Change, which long ago reached the dizzy heights of household word status.
“Writing for AdAge this week, Aaron Hall argues that in order to get people to “take action” against climate change, “rebranding” is crucial, since people have gotten too used to the idea that climate is changing and need to be shocked into the notion that the world as we know it is ending. (Breitbart, Nov. 29, 2019)

“Is there a better way to convey the urgency of the situation, while also encouraging folks to take action? Could the tools of branding and brand naming create a more resonant, powerful name?” Mr. Hall asks.

“What he and his marketing team came up with was a series of much more frightening labels to stick on climate change in the hope of jolting people into meaningful engagement.

Global Meltdown, Global Melting, Climate Collapse, Climate Chaos, Scorched Earth

“The terms “Global Meltdown” or “Global Melting,” for instance, deliver a more negative image than mere “Global Warming,” he contends. “The names signal that ice caps are melting, but also create a more visceral image in the mind — that real feeling of ‘melting’ when it’s too hot outside. A meltdown is a disastrous event that draws from the ultimate terror of a nuclear meltdown, an apt metaphor for global destruction.

“Climate Collapse” and “Climate Chaos,” on the other hand, “instill a clear message or even a direct call to action,” Hall notes, adding that “there’s nothing neutral about collapse or chaos.”

“To up the rhetoric even more, Hall proposes the weaponized term “Scorched Earth.”

“Sometimes a brand name needs to be hyperbolic to truly capture hearts and minds. If we don’t take massive action now, Earth will be uninhabitable — an irreversible barren wasteland,” he insists.” 

Ear-splitting cheers from the AOC corner, where children being told they will be dead from Climate Change 12 years from now—a lie every bit as “hyperbolic” as the proposed name change.

AdAge claims:
Incendiary language is necessary to motivate people

“Scorched Earth’ paints the direst picture of what’s to come and what we must avoid and is likely the edgiest brand name from our exploration.”

“Whatever we call it, impending climate doom is upon us if we don’t act quickly,” Hall concludes. “Perhaps a new name will shift the needle, even if just a little.”

“Mr. Hall’s contention that it does not matter if what is said is true as long as it elicits the necessary response is reminiscent of similar assertions by leaders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement.

“Spokespersons of the movement have acknowledged that their claims that billions of people are going to die from climate change have no basis whatsoever in scientific fact but are necessary to provoke the kind of response that is needed to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.

“Pressed last month on what the basis was for predictions of mass deaths, XR spokesperson Zion Lights acknowledged there is no real ground for these predictions, but contended that such incendiary language is necessary to motivate people, confessing that “alarmist language works.”

Pelosi’s attendance at COP25 is mostly insignificant

Other than throwing the odd name change suggestion, Pelosi’s attendance at COP25 is mostly insignificant.

“Pelosi’s team claims it will will seek to “reaffirm the commitment of the American people to combating the climate crisis” at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also called COP25, her office said on Saturday confirming the trip. (Breitbart, Dec. 1, 2019)

“This is despite the fact the Speaker of the House will represent nobody but herself and her party as she is prevented by law from conducting foreign policy or make any agreements with foreign leaders regarding sovereign treaties.”

Climate Change alarmists, including Pelosi Dems, ignore proof that name changing doesn’t always work.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for example: “When he was 22, he adopted his mother’s surname because his father was “largely absent” and he wanted to embrace his Italian heritage. (Wikipedia) “He hyphenated it to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm in 1983, and formally adopted the name Bill de Blasio in December 2001.”

As Bill de Blasio, many still refer to Warren Wilhelm as that “blankety-blank Commie”.

Then there’s now running for president, ex-New York Mayor billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who because of his soda-taxing, snack-attacking control freak style, is still called “Nanny” Bloomberg.

Democrats have transitioned from Impeaching Trump to the Climate Crisis as “the Greatest Test We Have Ever Faced

“Bloomberg has cast himself as the great healer of the political divide, calling for us to transcend labels, “offer solutions and “opened hands” instead of “hysterics”, “fear mongering” and “pointed fingers”. (Michelle Malkin, Toronto Sun, Nov.10, 2018)

“President Donald Trump officially withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord in October as part of an election promise to voters, saying he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” (White House, June 1, 2017)

The mainstream  and social media appear to have overlooked that the final U.S. withdrawal from the landmark accord is scheduled for November 4, 2020, a day after the next presidential election.

“Several Democratic presidential aspirants have said that, if elected, they would immediately return to the agreement.” (AFP, Nov. 30, 2019)

“Dem Rep. Casten: ‘The Climate Crisis Is the Greatest Test We Have Ever Faced.’

What further proof that the Democrats have transitioned from Impeaching Trump to the Climate Crisis as “the Greatest Test We Have Ever Faced”?

Mother Earth is not melting under our feet, the desperado Democrats are.

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“We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings,”

White House won’t participate in first Judiciary impeachment hearing

BY BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT – 

The White House on Sunday informed the House Judiciary Committee it will not participate in Wednesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing but did not rule out taking part in future hearings.

The administration in a five-page letter to the committee ripped the process as “highly partisan” and accused the panel’s Democratic chairman of providing little information about Wednesday’s hearing.

“We cannot fairly be expected to participate in a hearing while the witnesses are yet to be named and while it remains unclear whether the Judiciary Committee will afford the President a fair process through additional hearings,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).

“More importantly, an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the President with any semblance of a fair process,” Cipollone wrote. “Accordingly, under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing.”

The committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday titled “The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment.” The panel will hear from legal scholars as Democrats weigh whether the evidence turned up in their weeks-long impeachment inquiry warrants the drafting of articles aimed at removing the president from office. 

Cipollone in his letter accused Nadler of purposely scheduling the hearing so that it will run concurrently with President Trump’s trip to London for a NATO summit. The president himself accused Democrats of “undercutting our Country” in a tweet noting the overlap.

Nadler also asked Trump in a letter sent Friday to provide notice to the committee by Dec. 6 as to whether he plans to mount a defense. Cipollone on Sunday accused Nadler of creating “the false appearance of providing the President some rudimentary process” by releasing no information about plans for upcoming hearings.

“You have given no information regarding your plans, set arbitrary deadlines, and then demanded a response, all to create the false appearance of providing the President some rudimentary process,” Cipollone wrote. 

The White House counsel said the White House “fully reserves the right to respond further” if Nadler releases more information about the committee’s plans for the Dec. 4 hearing and that he would respond separately to the broader question by the deadline of Dec. 6 — this coming Friday. 

House Democrats are conducting an impeachment inquiry into whether Trump abused his office by pressuring Ukraine to pursue investigations that could benefit him politically. Lawmakers are examining whether the president tied a White House meeting or aid for Ukraine to those investigations.

The House Intelligence Committee concluded its public hearings prior to the Thanksgiving recess after it heard testimony from 12 current and former administration officials and has spent the Thanksgiving recess drafting a report of its findings. 

Lawmakers on the Intelligence panel are expected to begin reviewing a draft version of the report Monday evening and will vote at a business meeting Tuesday on whether to adopt the report, which would be sent to the Judiciary Committee thereafter.

The White House has thus far refused to cooperate with the investigation entirely, accusing Democrats of an unfair process and a partisan attempt to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. Several senior administration officials have declined to testify, and multiple agencies have stonewalled Democratic requests for documents and communications.

But as the process shifts to the Judiciary Committee, the White House may alter its strategy. Trump has repeatedly complained that he has not received due process, a message echoed by his Republican allies in Congress.

The House approved a resolution laying out the next steps for the impeachment inquiry in a party-line vote at the end of October. The resolution allows Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) — the panel’s top Republican — to request to subpoena testimony or documents but allows Nadler the power to veto his requests. If Nadler prevents such a move, Collins could then refer the matter to the full committee for a decision.

A related resolution says that Trump’s counsel should be invited to observe and participate in the Judiciary hearings — including by asking questions subject to Nadler’s instructions — and to respond to the proceedings either orally or in writing as decided by Nadler. 

Cipollone indicated in Sunday’s letter that the White House would continue to hammer that same argument for the length of the impeachment process but left open the possibility of having a representative for Trump attend future hearings.

“It is too late to cure the profound procedural deficiencies that have tainted this entire inquiry,” he wrote. “Nevertheless, if you are serious about conducting a fair process going forward, and in order to protect the rights and privileges of the President, we may consider participating in future Judiciary Committee proceedings if you afford the Administration the ability to do so meaningfully.”

Cipollone also asked Nadler to answer a series of questions in order for the White House to “assess” its “ability to participate in future proceedings.”

Cipollone asked Nadler whether he would allow for fact witnesses to be called — naming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as such a witness — whether he planned to allow Judiciary panel lawmakers and the president’s attorney to cross-examine witnesses, and whether committee Republicans would be allowed to summon their own witnesses. 

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Another case of the failure of Obama care costing AmericaNs billions of dollars!

November 25, 2019

The ACA’s Medicaid Expansion

A Review of Ineligible Enrollees and Improper Payments

Brian Blase Former Senior Research Fellow
Aaron Yelowitz Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky
Before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid covered individuals with disabilities, lower-income seniors, pregnant women, and lower-income children along with their adult caretakers. The ACA opened program eligibility to working-age, able-bodied adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. It also set much higher federal reimbursement rates for state expenditures on the new enrollees so that the federal govern­ment covers nearly the entire cost.
In their new study, The ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: A Review of Ineligible Enrollees and Improper Payments,” Brian C. Blase and Aaron Yelowitz find evidence that enrollment has been much higher than expected in states that adopted the expansion, that significant errors and problems permeate state eligibility determinations for Medicaid, and that many program enrollees are ineligible. States are responsible for monitoring who enrolls in Medicaid, but the federal government foots most of the bill. Given the structure of the ACA Medicaid expansion, states have little, if any, incentive to spend wisely or to strictly follow enrollment guidelines.
The financing structure for the Medicaid expansion presents states with incentives to classify individuals—both those already eligible for Medicaid under previous criteria and those formerly ineligible for Medicaid—as newly eligible. Additionally, healthcare interest groups in the states, such as hospitals and insurers offering Medicaid man­aged care, generally benefit from maximizing Medicaid enrollment, particularly at the elevated rate. As these groups have significant political power in state capitols and most of the money is flowing from the federal govern­ment, the lack of program integrity from states is not surprising. The problematic incentives facing states necessi­tate competent and vigorous federal oversight of the program, which unfortunately has not occurred to date because the Obama administration actually canceled Medicaid eligibility reviews from fiscal years 2014 through 2017 and the Trump administration has pursued other priorities in the program.
The Medicaid Financial Structure is Broken
Evidence suggests there has been significant dysfunction and problems with Medicaid enrollment after the ACA:
  • Audits by the Department of Health and Human Services and several states have found a broken process, with eligibility rules routinely ignored and many ineligible and potentially ineligible individuals enrolled in Medicaid. In particular, audits in California, Colorado, Kentucky, and New York have shown large numbers of both ineligible and potentially ineligible Medicaid enrollees.
  • A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) audit shows significant errors in how states are reviewing and determining eligibility, with an improper payment rate likely in excess of 20 percent.
  • State audits in Louisiana and Oregon have shown a broken eligibility process, with large numbers of ineli­gible or potentially ineligible enrollees.
  • Substantially more working-age adults with incomes above 138 percent of the federal poverty line, partic­ularly those who do not otherwise meet Medicaid eligibility criteria, are enrolled in Medicaid.
States are Not Properly Screening for Medicaid Eligibility
Audits by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services found many shortcomings with states’ Medicaid eligibility processes, including the following:
  • Failing to maintain proper documentation
  • Not properly verifying income eligibility
  • Misclassifying individuals into the newly eligible category
  • Failing to properly verify citizenship
Correcting these problems would protect federal taxpayers and ensure that states are contributing their lawful required amount for Medicaid enrollees. For example, the OIG estimates that New York made federal Medicaid payments of more than $520 million on behalf of almost 400,000 ineligible beneficiaries during its six-month audit period. Fixing these problems would also ensure that resources are being used to provide services and care for the people that Medicaid was originally intended to serve.
Addressing these shortcomings would also create fairness between the states. The nine states with the largest per­centage point change in Medicaid enrollment of adults with income above 138 percent of the federal poverty level (New Mexico, California, Kentucky, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, and Colorado)(6 out of 8 Democratic  states) all experienced a more than doubling of the percentage of this group enrolled in Medicaid. There are some areas, such as New York City and Los Angeles, where the problem is so egregious that it may be a sign of purposeful abuse of the program rules and potentially of fraud.
A few Medicaid expansion states, such as Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, and New Hampshire, appeared to do a reasonable job of avoiding improper Medicaid enrollment.
Four Key Recommendations
1)     Congress should reform Medicaid financing so that states have better incentives to obtain value from pro­gram expenditures, by making fixed payments to states rather than open-ended reimbursements and by equalizing the reimbursement rate between traditional Medicaid populations and the expansion group.
2)     CMS (on behalf of federal taxpayers) should recover costs that have been improperly claimed.
3)     CMS should target states and regions with particularly egregious abuses of the system for immediate eli­gibility redeterminations.
4)     The Congressional Budget Office should evaluate why initial cost estimates were so inaccurate and work to more accurately model the Medicaid expansion going forward.

Introduction to Q ANON by Dustin Newsom 11/26/2019

Q ANON: AND INVITATION TO THE GREAT AWAKENING.
If you value the truth, you will want to learn about the Q Anon movement and the battle that is being waged on your behalf to protect you and your children from abuse and enslavement. The war between Good and Evil is no longer merely symbolic. Evil is being, tried and brought to justice in federal courts and military tribunals today. Criminally corrupt government leaders, celebrities, religious leaders, media figures, and corporate heads will be tried and punished for crimes involving treason, human trafficking, ritual sacrifice and unspeakable perversions.

The sanctuary counties of Prince George County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland, may soon release six illegal aliens who are accused of a number of violent crimes against children and American citizens


Maryland Sanctuary Counties to Free Accused Illegal Alien Child Rapists, Murderers, Child Abusers
Prince George County

Maryland sanctuary counties are expected to release into the United States six illegal aliens accused of child rape, assault, murder, and child abuse, federal immigration officials say.

The sanctuary counties of Prince George County, Maryland, and Montgomery County, Maryland, may soon release six illegal aliens who are accused of a number of violent crimes against children and American citizens, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
Jaycob Kidlat, an illegal alien, has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, rape of a child under the age of 14-years-old, and third-degree sexual offense. ICE placed a detainer on him in June and it is unclear when he will be released, and if he will be freed rather than turned over to federal agents.
Illegal alien Luis Miguel Cabrera was arrested in September 2018 in one of the two sanctuary counties on charges of child abuse resulting in the death of the child, child sex abuse, and rape of a child under the age of 14. ICE has placed a detainer on him.
Illegal aliens Jaun Rivas-Montano and Manuel Carballos-Morales were both arrested this year on charges such as child sex abuse, child abuse, child molestation, and second-degree child abuse. Both have ICE detainers, but their release dates by the sanctuary counties are unknown.
Illegal alien Mouhamadou Yatassaye was arrested by Montgomery County officials in April and charged with first-degree assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted, though ICE is unaware of when and if he will be released before trial.
“The county leadership has chosen misguided politics over public safety,” Baltimore, Maryland, ICE official Francisco Madrigal said in a statement. “The individuals we have lodged detainers against have been arrested in the community and will likely be released directly back into that community under these dangerous policies.”
“We aren’t asking Montgomery County or Prince George’s County to conduct immigration enforcement, we’re asking them to honor a lawful request to transfer these individuals into our custody where they can avail themselves of due process in the immigration court system,” Madrigal said.
In May, Prince George County officials defended their release of two illegal alien MS-13 gang members who were not turned over to ICE, and thus freed into the general public. After their release, they allegedly murdered a 14-year-old girl by beating her to death with baseball bats, and stabbing her with a machete.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

AMERICAN THINKER – DEMOCRATS IN A QUANDARY ON IMPEACHMENT!


November 29, 2019

Democrats Ponder Impeachment Pivot

The Democrats have twisted themselves into a Schiffian Knot, a modern-day unsolvable puzzle.
When they plunged forward on their ill-fated impeachment voyage, they were destined to land on this surreal shore, even if their parade of bureaucratic interagency cheerleaders was even weaker than presumed.
So they are in the bad place that can’t be washed away with a few margaritas. They desperately want to impeach President Donald Trump, but they don’t want to send this partisan presumption pile over to the Senate, where they can no longer control the list of witnesses, where hearsay will be inadmissible, and where narrative control swings to the Republicans.
But if they don’t impeach, their pitchfork-wielding base’s fury will reach apocalyptic levels.  Nancy Pelosi, like the apostle Peter near the end of his life, was led by others to where she did not want to go.  She must be furious with her caustic clown caucus that maneuvered her into such an untenable position.
I knew that Democrats were in deep trouble when my teenage daughter asked me to explain the current impeachment effort at the dinner table.  She ended the conversation with this: “This is so dumb.”
In those four words, my teenage daughter found more wisdom than is being offered by any of the Democrats or the foolish Noonan Trumpers, who want all Americans to believe that this is the worst scandal in history.  The attempted and ongoing coup by the Democrat-media-bureaucratic state complex may indeed be the worst scandal in U.S. history, but that’s not what they mean.
One of the most foolish takes was by the unintentionally comical Allahpundit over on Hotair.  One of his recurring themes is that the president is depressed because he will be impeached by the House.
The president is practically begging the Democrats to do something so foolish.  Oh, please, Schiffty and Nancy, please don’t throw me into the Senate patch.
“It would be the biggest debacle in recent political history for Pelosi to go through all this, produce evidence that her own party finds extremely compelling, and then lose the big impeachment vote,” wrote Allahpundit.  That seemed to be the consensus among Never Trumps, who almost seem to relish the thought of impeachment more than Democrats.
Perhaps, but I’m skeptical.  First, the Democrats know they don’t have anything compelling, which is why they can’t even peel off a single vulnerable Republican.  When you’re losing even Vanity Fair, your case is in trouble.
The biggest debacle would be to actually vote for impeachment with zero Republican support.  It’s a double-edged mistake in that it forces vulnerable Democrat members to sign their political death certificates in a vanity vote while sending this to the Senate, where real sharks are circling.
Pelosi can almost certainly get 218 votes, although she will likely lose a few Democrats in the process.  But will she ignore her political instincts and follow that path?
The Republicans in the House did a superb job in shredding the wet noodle projectionist Democrat project under the worst possible conditions.  And while I have more confidence in rising Republican superstar Elise Stefanik and the rest of her Republican colleagues in the House than in some of their Senate colleagues, the ground will be way too favorable in the Senate for this to be anything but a Democrat Chernobyl.
Democrats and their media allies would be forced to watch in abject misery as Republicans call witnesses like the Bidens and Schiffty and focus on revealing the origins of this second coup attempt.  Schiff can’t be relishing the possibility of trying to explain away his gut-buster that he doesn’t know the identity of the “whistleblower.”  Lieutenant Colonel Democrat will get called back for a Leavenworth-worthy encore performance.
The biggest Democrat problem is that they will lose control of the narrative at the very time they need it most.  With the inspector general report getting ready to drop and John Durham’s investigation proceeding, they simply cannot afford to turn over the megaphone.
When Republican voters are actually hoping the Democrat House votes for impeachment, the odds of an impeachment vote drop precipitously.  While Democratic Party leaders are deranged, they are not that stupid.
For all of these reasons, instead of cutting the Schiffian Knot, they will likely pretend it never existed.
My guess is that they will solemnly intone that after prayerfully considering the evil president’s actions, they have decided to hold a censure vote in the interests of the country while they further investigate.  They will claim they could have and probably should have impeached the president since the case was ironclad, but the Republican senators would just cover for him.  With a national vote right around the corner, they will trust in the voters to deliver justice.
And then it is immediately on to the next line of attack.  They have no interest in governing, which is not an altogether bad thing for America.
It’s hard to predict where that next attack will come, but it will come.  Their desperate hope is that their strategy of death by a thousand cuts will eventually pay off.  But with the president’s approval among black Americans now at 34%, panic must be setting in.
Perhaps they will pivot back to the Mueller report or focus on the president’s tax returns.  Perhaps they will bring out the next parade of “whistleblowers,” since there is an army of them splattered throughout the federal bureaucracy like a series of sleeper cells.  Perhaps they will go after the president for his Navy pardons since they have already shown that they are willing to try to impeach a president for performing his constitutional duties.
Most likely, it will be all of the above and more.  Democrats and the media will do all in their power to keep the appearance of investigations alive up through the election as an offering to their restive base and as a defensive mechanism against justice, which, first and foremost, means keeping the action in the House.
Fletch Daniels can be found on Twitter at @fletchdaniels.

The Democrats have twisted themselves into a Schiffian Knot, a modern-day unsolvable puzzle.

When they plunged forward on their ill-fated impeachment voyage, they were destined to land on this surreal shore, even if their parade of bureaucratic interagency cheerleaders was even weaker than presumed.

So they are in the bad place that can’t be washed away with a few margaritas. They desperately want to impeach President Donald Trump, but they don’t want to send this partisan presumption pile over to the Senate, where they can no longer control the list of witnesses, where hearsay will be inadmissible, and where narrative control swings to the Republicans.

But if they don’t impeach, their pitchfork-wielding base’s fury will reach apocalyptic levels.  Nancy Pelosi, like the apostle Peter near the end of his life, was led by others to where she did not want to go.  She must be furious with her caustic clown caucus that maneuvered her into such an untenable position.

I knew that Democrats were in deep trouble when my teenage daughter asked me to explain the current impeachment effort at the dinner table.  She ended the conversation with this: “This is so dumb.”

In those four words, my teenage daughter found more wisdom than is being offered by any of the Democrats or the foolish Noonan Trumpers, who want all Americans to believe that this is the worst scandal in history.  The attempted and ongoing coup by the Democrat-media-bureaucratic state complex may indeed be the worst scandal in U.S. history, but that’s not what they mean.

One of the most foolish takes was by the unintentionally comical Allahpundit over on Hotair.  One of his recurring themes is that the president is depressed because he will be impeached by the House.

The president is practically begging the Democrats to do something so foolish.  Oh, please, Schiffty and Nancy, please don’t throw me into the Senate patch.

“It would be the biggest debacle in recent political history for Pelosi to go through all this, produce evidence that her own party finds extremely compelling, and then lose the big impeachment vote,” wrote Allahpundit.  That seemed to be the consensus among Never Trumps, who almost seem to relish the thought of impeachment more than Democrats.

Perhaps, but I’m skeptical.  First, the Democrats know they don’t have anything compelling, which is why they can’t even peel off a single vulnerable Republican.  When you’re losing even Vanity Fair, your case is in trouble.

The biggest debacle would be to actually vote for impeachment with zero Republican support.  It’s a double-edged mistake in that it forces vulnerable Democrat members to sign their political death certificates in a vanity vote while sending this to the Senate, where real sharks are circling.

Pelosi can almost certainly get 218 votes, although she will likely lose a few Democrats in the process.  But will she ignore her political instincts and follow that path?

The Republicans in the House did a superb job in shredding the wet noodle projectionist Democrat project under the worst possible conditions.  And while I have more confidence in rising Republican superstar Elise Stefanik and the rest of her Republican colleagues in the House than in some of their Senate colleagues, the ground will be way too favorable in the Senate for this to be anything but a Democrat Chernobyl.

Democrats and their media allies would be forced to watch in abject misery as Republicans call witnesses like the Bidens and Schiffty and focus on revealing the origins of this second coup attempt.  Schiff can’t be relishing the possibility of trying to explain away his gut-buster that he doesn’t know the identity of the “whistleblower.”  Lieutenant Colonel Democrat will get called back for a Leavenworth-worthy encore performance.

The biggest Democrat problem is that they will lose control of the narrative at the very time they need it most.  With the inspector general report getting ready to drop and John Durham’s investigation proceeding, they simply cannot afford to turn over the megaphone.

When Republican voters are actually hoping the Democrat House votes for impeachment, the odds of an impeachment vote drop precipitously.  While Democratic Party leaders are deranged, they are not that stupid.

For all of these reasons, instead of cutting the Schiffian Knot, they will likely pretend it never existed.

My guess is that they will solemnly intone that after prayerfully considering the evil president’s actions, they have decided to hold a censure vote in the interests of the country while they further investigate.  They will claim they could have and probably should have impeached the president since the case was ironclad, but the Republican senators would just cover for him.  With a national vote right around the corner, they will trust in the voters to deliver justice.

And then it is immediately on to the next line of attack.  They have no interest in governing, which is not an altogether bad thing for America.

It’s hard to predict where that next attack will come, but it will come.  Their desperate hope is that their strategy of death by a thousand cuts will eventually pay off.  But with the president’s approval among black Americans now at 34%, panic must be setting in.

Perhaps they will pivot back to the Mueller report or focus on the president’s tax returns.  Perhaps they will bring out the next parade of “whistleblowers,” since there is an army of them splattered throughout the federal bureaucracy like a series of sleeper cells.  Perhaps they will go after the president for his Navy pardons since they have already shown that they are willing to try to impeach a president for performing his constitutional duties.

Most likely, it will be all of the above and more.  Democrats and the media will do all in their power to keep the appearance of investigations alive up through the election as an offering to their restive base and as a defensive mechanism against justice, which, first and foremost, means keeping the action in the House.

Fletch Daniels can be found on Twitter at @fletchdaniels.

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GREAT VIDEO, WATCH BOTH PARTS SOLAR MINIMUM & THE SUNS MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECTS ON EARTH CLIMATE

Solar Minimum is Coming

High up in the clear blue noontime sky, the sun appears to be much the same day-in, day-out, year after year.
But astronomers have long known that this is not true. The sun does change. Properly-filtered telescopes reveal a fiery disk often speckled with dark sunspots. Sunspots are strongly magnetized, and they crackle with solar flares—magnetic explosions that illuminate Earth with flashes of X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation. The sun is a seething mass of activity.
Until it’s not. Every 11 years or so, sunspots fade away, bringing a period of relative calm.
“This is called solar minimum,” says Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. “And it’s a regular part of the sunspot cycle.”
The sun is heading toward solar minimum now. Sunspot counts were relatively high in 2014, and now they are sliding toward a low point expected in 2019-2020.  while intense activity such as sunspots and solar flares subside during solar minimum, that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity simply changes form.
For instance, says Pesnell, “during solar minimum we can see the development of long-lived coronal holes.”
Coronal holes are vast regions in the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as the fast solar wind.  Pesnell says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimum, they can last for a long time – six months or more.” Streams of solar wind flowing from coronal holes can cause space weather effects near Earth when they hit Earth’s magnetic field. These effects can include temporary disturbances of the Earth’s magnetosphere, called geomagnetic storms, auroras, and disruptions to communications and navigation systems.
During solar minimum, the effects of Earth’s upper atmosphere on satellites in low Earth orbit changes too.
Normally Earth’s upper atmosphere is heated and puffed up by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Satellites in low Earth orbit experience friction as they skim through the outskirts of our atmosphere. This friction creates drag, causing satellites to lose speed over time and eventually fall back to Earth. Drag is a good thing, for space junk; natural and man-made particles floating in orbit around Earth. Drag helps keep low Earth orbit clear of debris.
But during solar minimum, this natural heating mechanism subsides. Earth’s upper atmosphere cools and, to some degree, can collapse. Without a normal amount of drag, space junk tends to hang around.
There are unique space weather effects that get stronger during solar minimum. For example, the number of galactic cosmic rays that reach Earth’s upper atmosphere increases during solar minimum. Galactic cosmic rays are high energy particles accelerated toward the solar system by distant supernova explosions and other violent events in the galaxy.
Pesnell says that “During solar minimum, the sun’s magnetic field weakens and provides less shielding from these cosmic rays. This can pose an increased threat to astronauts traveling through space.”  Solar minimum brings about many changes to our sun, but less solar activity doesn’t make the sun and our space environment any less interesting.
For more news about the changes ahead, stay tuned to science.nasa.gov

Considering all the toxicity in the production and recycling of solar panels, how is that net-zero carbon working out?

The Toxic Pandora’s Box of Solar Panels?


The Toxic Pandora’s Box  of Solar Panels?A neighbor down the street proudly placed solar panels on his house. He spent $4,000 after government subsidies and whatever deductions he may have taken from his income tax. He is confident that this move will save him tons of money on electricity and will safeguard the planet from global warming Armageddon by reducing his carbon footprint from fossil fuels.
There is one fly in this perfect ointment—solar panels generate “tons of toxic waste” during the production process and during their disposal/replacement.
The solar energy advocates, who only see cheap electricity with rose-colored glasses, are oblivious to the reality of cost, toxic chemicals, environmental pollution, and health hazards to humans and animals. Here are some immediate concerns about solar panels.
  1. How much maintenance would be required for the massive roll out of solar panels around the planet and who will pay for installation and maintenance since they do require a lot of maintenance and replacement?
  2. Solar farms and solar panels are heavily subsidized by governments. What if the subsidies stop?  And they have. Solyndra went bankrupt and left taxpayers holding the bag for $535 million in federal loans. https://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/Barack-Obama-Solyndra-Scandal-Green-Energy/2015/01/29/id/621537/
  3. Producing crystalline silicon from silicon results in a lot of input loss. “Sawing c-Si into the thin wafers used in panels creates a significant amount of waste silicon dust, up to 50 percent of which is lost in the air and water used to rinse the wafers. The process of making crystalline silicon from silicon is also inefficient; as much as 80 percent of the raw silicon is lost in the process.
  4. Health issues in the manufacture, use, and disposal of solar panels:
    • Release of silicon tetrachloride, “a very toxic substance that reacts violently with water, causes skin burns, skin, eye, and respiratory irritations.
    • Sulfur hexafluoride, a potent greenhouse gas, 23,000 times worse than CO2, used to clean the reactors used in silicon production. In the west the “molecules are captured and reused in a closed-loop process,” but in China there is silicon tetrachloride pollution from PV cell factories established to fill the demand for solar energy.
    • Cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin films are made of cadmium, which is a toxic, expensive, cancer-causing heavy metal. Cadmium can be rinsed into the water table during the production process. One percent of CdTe is released into the environment as waste. Thin-film panels that might catch on fire in a home would release cadmium.
    • Copper indium selenide (CIS) uses hydrogen selenide which is toxic and very dangerous even in low concentrations.
    • Selenium dioxide, a dangerous air pollutant, forms at high temperatures, causing problems for manufacturing workers.
Toxic chemicals in solar panels include cadmium telluride, copper indium selenide, cadmium gallium (di)selenide, copper indium gallium (di)selenide, hexafluoroethane, lead, and polyvinyl fluoride
Dr. David Nguyen, a cancer biologist, remarked, “The toxic chemicals in solar panels include cadmium telluride, copper indium selenide, cadmium gallium (di)selenide, copper indium gallium (di)selenide, hexafluoroethane, lead, and polyvinyl fluoride. Additionally, silicon tetrachloride, a byproduct of producing crystalline silicon, is highly toxic.”
Silicon tetrachloride, the byproduct of making wafers for monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels, is highly toxic and its improper handling can cause skin burns, pollute the air, cause lung disease, and, when exposed to water it releases hydrochloric acid (HCl), a corrosive substance. Manufacturers and recyclers are directly affected and even homeowners if their homes catch on fire.
To get a picture of the environmental impact of chemicals due to solar panels manufactured and installed by 2016, a study estimates that “photovoltaics had spread about 11,000 tons of lead and about 800 tons of cadmium” into the ecosystem.
EPA has classified cadmium as a Group B1, probable human carcinogen.
There are no salvageable parts on a solar panel so it must be decomposed, and the chemicals disposed of properly.  Disposal costs are exorbitant and unscrupulous. Chinese manufacturers are releasing the toxic chemicals into the environment
Carbon Footprint formed in the production, maintenance, and replacement of Solar Panels
Solar power may not produce greenhouse gases while consumers use it, but it does release harmful chemicals during production. One such chemical is nitrogen trifluoride, which, according to Ray Weiss, a professor of geochemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is 17,000 stronger than carbon dioxide.
According to Deutsche Welle, Sulphur hexafluoride, a greenhouse gas released during solar panel production, is 22,800 times more potent than CO2.
Since 1997, when the U.S. produced 334.2 megawatts of solar energy, the industry has grown to 6,220.3 megawatts in 2013. For the 0.2 percent solar power usage in the U.S. (Institute for Energy Research), an insignificant amount, the solar panel production and disposal industries seem to create a lot of dangerous pollutants.
Ben Howell pointed out other issues that solar panel proponents have not entertained, the carbon footprint formed in the production, maintenance, and replacement of the following:
  • Batteries that store the generated electricity during the day so that the homeowner has electricity at night. If there are no batteries, then the power generated during sun light goes back into the grid and the owner must use utility power.
  • What is the carbon footprint and pollution from lithium mining?
  • What about the control switching and circuitry required by law that disconnects the home from the grid during a storm in order to avoid electrocution of utility workers from the live wires coming from the home, intermingling with the offline grid during repairs?
  • What about the backup fail-safe safety system if the primary system fails?
  • Smart meters have the lifespan of a cell phone, are very expensive to install and do not last if the traditional old electro-mechanical meters that are known to last basically forever. Ben Howell said that “the old-school electro-mechanical electric meter on my parents’ house was installed in 1948 and is still working accurately so far for 71 years.”
  • What is the cumulative cost of insurance to replace the solar panels after a hailstorm shatters the glass?
  • What is the cost to periodically clean the dust, pollen, tree sap, bird droppings, leaves, and other debris that block the sunlight from the solar panels?
  • What is the cost of a new roof or installing new shingles nailed in when the additional cost of disconnecting, off-loading, staging, up-loading, and re-installing solar panels are factored in
  • Will solar panel degradation, breakage, contamination, storms, normal clouds formations, and other anomalies, causing fluctuations in the voltage and current output cause the lithium batteries to go kaput more quickly? And will such cases void the warranty on the homeowner’s appliancE
Bill Gates’ idea to stop climate change by blocking out the sun?
Then there is the killing of massive amounts of birds that fly into the solar panels thinking that they are water pools; or they are being fried in mid-air by the powerful heat flux generated by large fields of solar panels. And, we can scarcely afford to lose thousands of acres of arable land that produces badly need food to solar panel deployment. We have lots of deserts but who is going to install and maintain them there?
And what is going to happen to solar power generation when Bill Gates will implement his idea to stop climate change by blocking out the sun? Eight specially designed jets (to be increased eventually to 100) flying 12 miles up would spray (60,000 times over 15 years) sulfate particles into the lower stratosphere to cool down our “heated” planet, block the sun, and thus interfere with photosynthesis and the production of our food which needs sunlight to grow.
Never mind that real scientists have measured a cooling of the climate as the sun is going through a solar minimum cycle.
Prompted by climate change activists and U.N. climate change propaganda organizations, students and parents in Fairfax County are organizing a climate strike in Vienna (as part of an international strike) on December 9, 2019, calling for a Green New Deal for Fairfax Public Schools to “switch all of the schools to net-zero carbon emissions by installing solar panels and energy-efficient windows. The plan would also continue the push for electric school buses in the county.”
Considering all the toxicity in the production and recycling of solar panels, how is that net-zero carbon working out? Electric school buses get their electricity from fossil fuels, natural gas, hydro, and nuclear power simply because 0.02 percent is not enough electricity generated by solar power for our huge economy. It’s that simple, teachers, students, and parents.
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NATIONAL EMERGENCY? WHERE ARE THEY?

NATIONAL EMERGENCY by artist John McNaughton


NATIONAL EMERGENCYThat half of America, the poorer half most negatively affected by this crisis do not recognize the problem, is the very explanation in a nutshell why they are the poorer half!
And why they regularly vote to cut themselves off at the knees.

“National emergency? Where are they? They’re a thousand miles away!”

It also explains the difference between those who are ideologues without understanding their own ideology they never bother to question or to test the results empirically, and Americans who put the nation’s citizens first, before they put the interest of foreign nationals.
“National emergency? Where are they? They’re a thousand miles away!,” said Barack Obama on national television.
Whose flags are you waving, and whose are you stepping on?

National Emergency

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Trump surprises troops in Afghanistan
on Thanksgiving

President Trump surprised American troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving after leaving his Florida residence overnight.
He visited Bagram Air Base on Thursday, delivering Thanksgiving greetings to U.S. troops deployed there in America’s longest-running war. This is Trump’s second visit to a combat zone. He previously visited troops in Iraq the day after Christmas in 2018.  In the president’s address to the troops, he announced renewed peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, claiming the Taliban wants “to make a deal.”
“We’ll see if they want to make a deal,” he said. “It’s got to be a real deal, but we’ll see. But they want to make a deal. And they only want to make a deal because you are doing a great job. That is the only reason they want to make a deal. So I want to thank you and I want to thank the Afghan soldiers for — I’ve spoken to a lot of you today and you say they are really fighting hard. I was impressed with that actually. So I want to thank you.”
Trump has long wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan, and his visit coincides with the Afghan government’s engagement in an extended stalemate with the Taliban. “There is nowhere that I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest, best, and bravest warriors on the face of the Earth. You are indeed that,” Trump added.
He continued, “When I took office, if you can believe it almost three years ago, we were very depleted. Our military was depleted in terms of equipment. You see, right? They’re all shaking their heads. We have all those brand new planes and brand new helicopters and brand new ships being built now, brand new powerful submarines.”

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AOC Owes The People of America A Public Apology


Obama Major ‘Cager of Immigrant Kids’

Judi McLeod imageBy  —— Bio and ArchivesNovember 28, 2019
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AOC Owes The People of America A Public ApologyAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez owes the good people of America a huge public apology.
It was the Drama Queen, known as AOC, who openly accused President Donald Trump of “caging” immigrant children—when it was her hero ex-President Barack Obama who caged the kids all the while.
Shedding crocodile tears
AOC not only fell hook line and sinker for the progressive propaganda that the Trump administration held the record for caging immigrant children at the US border, but used it for her own self aggrandizement.
Shedding crocodile tears when she showed up at the southern border, the New York congressional freshman has referred to ICE detention facilities as “concentration camps”. link
The faux outrage of the Bernie Sanders discovered New York Rep.  went viral over the Internet, where it can still be found to this day.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  @AOC
I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them. More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.We need to save these kids. https://twitter.com/i_p_a_1/status/1143361683710193665 
Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Before @AOC hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate frm NYC,she took time awy frm her campaign & came dwn to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.I made these previously unpublished fotos a yr ago today. #elpaso #aoc #onassignment

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No screaming headlines now that the caging claims against the Trump administration have been debunked.  At the time of this writing only

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Fox News ran the story that it was Obama and not Trump who holds the record on caged kids on its front page:
“Several media organizations were forced to make retractions Tuesday after falsely attributing a staggering Obama-era migrant child-detention statistic to President Trump. (Fox News, Nov. 19, 2019)
“On Monday, Manfred Nowak, an expert from the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, claimed that 100,000 migrant children were detained by the Trump administration and indicated that it was the “world’s highest rate” of detained children. The following day, however, he acknowledged that the cited number actually was from 2015—under President Obama.
“A separate report last week from The Associated Press and the PBS series “Frontline” found 69,550 migrant children have been held in U.S. government custody in the last year.
“Nowak’s admission prompted several media outlets to withdraw their previously reported stories.
A Nov. 18 story headlined ‘U.S. has world’s highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study’ is withdrawn. The United Nations issued a statement on Nov. 19 saying the number was not current but was for the year 2015. No replacement story will be issued,” Reuters stated.
“National Public Radio wrote, “We have temporarily withdrawn this story because the study’s author has acknowledged a significant error in the data. We will post a revised article with more complete information as soon as possible.”
“Agence France-Presse (AFP), which has over 1.7 million Twitter followers, issued its own correction.
“The Associated Press offered a more detailed explanation. “The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a claim about the number of children being held in migration-related detention in the United States. The story quoted an independent expert working with the U.N. human rights office saying that over 100,000 children are currently being held. But that figure refers to the total number of U.S. child detentions for the year 2015, according to the U.N. refugee agency.”
“Many outlets had run with The Associated Press’s inaccurate report, including NBC News. Al Jazeera also issued an “update.”
“Some Democrats initially seized on the inaccurate reporting, including the DNC War Room and 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who have since deleted their tweets.
“This is a disgusting result of Trump’s family separation policies- pushed by Stephen Miller who has cited white nationalist propaganda in promoting his views. It’s also, apparently, a violation of a U.N. treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the DNC War Room initially wrote, unaware that it was slamming the Obama administration.
“Sanders offered a multiple-choice question, “What country has the world’s highest rate of child detention,” which had Botswana, Sri Lanka, and Mexico as alternative options.
“Under Trump, America leads the world in locking up little kids- including 100,000 children at the border. This is immoral,” Sanders wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
“Donald Trump Jr. blasted the media, suggesting they were selective at what stories they retracted.
“I guess they’ll only withdraw true stories that make Obama look bad rather than leaving up the truth for everyone to see? This is why no one trusts the media,” Trump Jr. wrote.
“The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.”
Meanwhile, Lie-Spreader Ocasio-Cortez, who now works for Tweet Delete King Bernie Sanders, and who raked in $1.42M in the third quarter, topping both Pelosi and Schiff, skates free in The Sordid world of Progressive Propaganda.
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Brennan And Clapper’s Secret Surveillance System

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Brennan And Clapper’s Secret Surveillance System

By |November 19th, 2019
Kelleigh Nelson
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.  —Julian Assange
Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there’s a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I’m no longer alone. —Edward Snowden
When injustice becomes law, resistance become duty.  —Thomas Jefferson
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. —Elie Wiesel
The following information has been gathered from countless articles by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones of theAmericanreport.org.  Their reports should be read by every American, including our nation’s politicians.
Dennis Montgomery is a software designer and former CIA/NSA/DoD/DHS contractor. Montgomery built a surveillance system known as “The Hammer.” He blew the whistle on the Obama administration’s allegedly illegal use of that system to wiretap Donald Trump. (Rand Paul claims Brennan, Clapper, Comey sent spies into the Trump campaign.)
Montgomery also developed technology for analyzing surveillance video from U.S. Air Force predator drones remotely piloted from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.  Nellis Air Force Base is also the home of a charter school run by imam Fethullah Gulen. Clinton’s hand-picked CIA handlers, Graham Fuller and Mark Grossman, were selected to manage and direct Gulen’s cells in the U.S. and abroad.  Link
Reminiscent of the theft of Bill Hamilton’s Inslaw Promis software allegedly by the Reagan administration’s Ed Meese, this is much the same thing. The government seems to steal from private enterprises what they want for their own.
Montgomery asserts that intelligence officials John Brennan and James Clapper ran “The Hammer” surveillance system. According to CIA Vault 7 documents released by WikiLeaks on March 7, 2017, The Hammer (HAMR) is a browser exploit throwing framework that infects targeted devices and systems.  The Hammer allowed spying on Supreme Court Justices, 159 Article III judges, elected officials, and 20 million other Americans.

Mainstream Media Coverup


CNN’s reporting indicates that CNN and The Washington Post were engaging in a multi-prong strategy to cover up the Obama administration’s illegal surveillance of Trump, including the participation of John Brennan, James Clapper, and Carl Bernstein. CNN and the Washington Post continue to ignore the fact that Montgomery turned over evidence to the FBI.
Testimony from former FBI General Counsel James Baker asserts the FBI took possession of evidence that proves that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump.  They ignored Montgomery’s claim.  James Baker asserted that, “An individual named Dennis Montgomery, who I believe, to the best of my recollection, said that he had been a U.S. Government contractor and, in the course of that work, had come across evidence of unlawful surveillance by the government, of Americans including government officials and wanted to give that information to the Bureau, which eventually did take place.”
Remember Bernstein told everything on Nixon, but he was silent on the illegal wiretapping of Donald Trump.  Obama’s surveillance hammer on Trump is far worse than Watergate.  Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.), formerly the number three Air Force official at the Pentagon, also said “The Hammer” surveillance system is far worse than Watergate.
Only two days before he died, Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (Ret.), who served as commander of the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, appeared less concerned about dying than about countering the coup against President Trump. Admiral Lyons was convinced that the coup was put in motion to cover up “The Hammer” and the actions of the men behind it.  Admiral Lyons was a great patriot, and spot on in his reporting. Link

The D.C. Conspiracy

There is a conspiracy underway deep within the Washington D.C. intelligence and law enforcement establishments. The cabal should have much to fear, but as of yet, not one DOJ criminal has been indicted.  U.S. Attorney John Durham is reportedly very interested in interviewing President Obama’s former intelligence chiefs, ex-CIA Director John Brennan and one-time Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  I would hope that happens, but as of yet, those two men are still walking free.
In 2015, contractor-turned whistleblower Dennis Montgomery provided the FBI with 47 computer hard drives of illicitly-harvested domestic surveillance data and classified testimony that, according to Montgomery, proves Brennan and Clapper illegally commandeered the foreign surveillance tool known as “The Hammer.”
Montgomery contends Brennan and Clapper used “The Hammer” to conduct unlawful domestic surveillance on President Obama’s political enemies for the purpose of “blackmail” and “leverage.”
Soviet Style Surveillance
Brennan and Clapper built a Soviet style total surveillance state modeled after the Stasi of East Germany.  They did it by commandeering “The Hammer” for domestic surveillance, with greater tech capability for total control of the people.  They must long to turn America into Soviet Russia.

According to Montgomery, Brennan and Clapper used “The Hammer” to illegally wiretap Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.) and Donald Trump.  Oh yes, the leaders of the coup, Obama, Brennan, and Comey all have professed their allegiance to Marxism and communism at various points in their lives. See The Red Thread by Diana West.

AG Barr and U.S. Attorney Durham recently traveled to Rome, Italy, where Durham reportedly retrieved two BlackBerry smartphones that were previously used by Joseph Mifsud.  The public really didn’t understand the significance of the retrieval.  Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation portrayed Mifsud as a Russian agent. Mifsud is actually an FBI asset.  According to Dennis Montgomery, when the BlackBerry phones are used on “The Hammer” platform they are a closed secret network that is encrypted and secure and cannot be penetrated.
It is of interest that Mifsud, Hillary, Comey, President Obama and others were using BlackBerry phones.  How many others inside the Crossfire Hurricane covert FBI operation against Trump were plotting the coup d’état while also using non-government issued BlackBerry phones?  Two of Hillary’s BlackBerrys were destroyed by Clinton Foundation advisor, Justin Cooper.
Despite the fact there was no criminal reason, the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

The Fusion Center

Brennan concocted the Trump-Russia intelligence “Fusion Center” narrative as a cover story because Brennan and Clapper had illegally commandeered “The Hammer” for illegal domestic surveillance and for wiretapping Trump, in violation of the CIA’s Charter.  Fusion Center is a collaborative effort between two or more agencies.
Back in August of 2018, Brennan told Rachel Maddow, “We put together a Fusion Center at CIA that brought NSA and FBI officers together with CIA to make sure that those proverbial dots would be connected.”  He never mentioned that each of these intel agencies have separate charters and for good reason.
Whistleblower Montgomery says that on February 3, 2009, Brennan and Clapper got together to commandeer The Hammer for illicit purposes.  Montgomery designed and built the supercomputer, just as Inslaw owner Bill Hamilton designed Promis software.  The supercomputer system had served as a foreign surveillance tool and was transferred from Blxware in Washington state to a CIA facility in Ft. Washington, Maryland.  There, Brennan and Clapper transformed The Hammer into a surveillance tool to target Obama’s political enemies.
According to Military sources, the supercomputer has multiple safeguards to prevent intel personnel from using the system for unlawful domestic surveillance, but Brennan and Clapper bypassed those safeguards.  They set up a more powerful system and illegally re-purposed the computer.

Targeting Trump

Brennan and Clapper allegedly spied on Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Scalia, onetime head of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) Judge Reggie Walton, 156 Article III Judgesmembers of Congress, Rudy Giuliani, General Michael Flynn (Ret.), and Donald Trump.
General Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell says several former officials who were involved in the CIA /FBI Crossfire Hurricane operation are in ongoing talks with Justice Department officials.

The Whistleblower tapes released by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow, revealed that President Obama’s intelligence officials, Brennan and Clapper, for whom Montgomery was working, used the spyware for unlawful domestic surveillance and to illegally wiretap Donald Trump “a zillion times.”

President Trump’s allegation that the Obama Administration was wiretapping him is not only supported by Montgomery’s whistleblower revelations about Brennan’s and Clapper’s computer system, The Hammer, but also by statements made in March 2017 by whistleblower William Binney, a former NSA Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, by former CIA and State Department official Larry Johnson, and by Montgomery’s attorney Larry Klayman.

FBI Director Mueller

Montgomery says it was Robert Mueller’s FBI who provided the computers for The Hammer, and who also ordered an illegal FBI raid of Montgomery’s home and storage facility. Mueller’s FBI agents tied Montgomery to a tree, according to court documents.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke excoriated the FBI for using falsified affidavits to obtain search warrants and forced the return of Montgomery’s property.  Obviously, the FBI hasn’t changed its stripes since they continue to operate in a rogue and illicit fashion, even under AG William Barr and Deep State FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Mueller became, by appointment of Rod Rosenstein, and because of his close friend, James Comey, the Special Counsel investigator of the Russia collusion hoax.  Montgomery claimed that Robert Mueller had been collecting information on Donald Trump for over ten years and he was the last person anyone should appoint to investigate the President and the phony Russian Collusion hoax.
The day before Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, he had interviewed with Donald Trump to once again become the Director of the FBI and was obviously rejected, and for good reason.
FBI Director Mueller wanted to use The Hammer to find out “who knew what” about the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.  Mueller was in charge of the FBI’s investigation of the 9/11 attacks.  John Milkovich’s book, Robert Mueller: Errand Boy for the New World Order, tells of Mueller’s several coverups regarding the 9/11 terror attacks.  Interestingly, Mr. Trump, as a builder of skyscrapers, took a special interest in the collapse of the twin towers.

Dennis Montgomery

Dennis Montgomery became a target of the government and the media who worked to destroy his reputation.  Ultimately, he suffered a stroke.  He had filed 18 whistleblower complaints.  In D.C., Montgomery testified to DOJ’s Deborah Curtis regarding the 47 hard drives of The Hammer that contained illicitly collected domestic surveillance data, evidence that Comey buried after being turned in to Comey’s FBI.
Mary Fanning and Alan Jones write, “Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis offered Dennis Montgomery limited immunity in exchange for 47 hard drives of illegally harvested surveillance data that Montgomery claims contains proof that Brennan and Clapper wiretapped General Flynn and Donald Trump.  (This immunity was in coordination with FBI General Counsel James Baker.) Then Curtis joined Special Counsel Mueller’s team and became the lead prosecutor on General Flynn’s case before abruptly leaving the Flynn prosecution and the DOJ.”
James Baker is suspected of leaking the discredited Steele dossier to Mother Jones reporter David Corn.  Baker was also part of the group that plotted the take-down of General Flynn and President Trump.
Montgomery asserts the hard drives have information that not only proves Brennan and Clapper wiretapped General Flynn but also provides proof that the DOJ conducted illegal prosecutions of President Obama’s political enemies.
Baker later joined the Brookings Institution and its affiliate Lawfare, which acts as the political arm of the FBI and the intelligence community.  Link

Conclusion

Invented lies and corrupt actions of high officials who have abused the power of their positions for political gain must be exposed and punished.  They have sought to subvert our rules of law and undermine the Republic.  They have damaged and are still damaging the institutions of American government, all the while squandering the nation’s trust.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group. Email: Proverbs133@bellsouth.net

Investors score another record day on Wall Street as did Trump

Dow scores 100th record close under Trump

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Stocks closed on record highs Tuesday helped by a batch of positive retail earnings, a new record for Disney and more positive developments on U.S. – China trade talks.
Tuesday’s record close was the 100th since Trump took office.
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Investors scooped up more Disney shares, lifting the Mouse House to a new record after the research firm Apptopia said the Disney+ app has been downloaded 15.5 million times and is averaging 25.6 million sessions per day over the past week.
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Uber and Lyft shares gained despite the City of Chicago announcing a congestion tax on ride-hailing services. Uber was hit hard Monday after London pulled its business license.
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On the earnings front, Best Buy reported better-than-expected third-quarter results as store sales rose 2 percent from a year ago, driven by strength in appliances, headphones, tablets, services and computing. The electronics retailer also raised its full-year outlook for earnings and revenue.
Dick’s Sporting Goods soared after reporting a top and bottom-line beat and raising its outlook for the rest of the year. The sporting goods retailer said e-commerce sales climbed 13 percent year-over-year.
Meanwhile, shares of Dollar Tree tanked after the discount retailer said it expects fourth-quarter earnings to take a hit due to tariffs.
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And more positive trade developments also helped drive the gains after President Trump told reporters the U.S. and China are “in the final throes” of reaching a deal. The comments came after China said earlier in the day that its top trade envoy and other senior officials spoke by phone with U.S. negotiators.
China’s commerce ministry said Vice Premier Liu He and other senior officials spoke with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. U.S. trade sources confirmed the call with FOX Business.
Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua said the two sides discussed “solving issues regarding each other’s core concerns, reached consensus on properly resolving related issues and agreed to maintain communication on remaining issues in consultations on the Phase 1 deal.”
In economic news, Case-Shiller home prices rose 3.2 percent annually in September, up from their 3.1 percent gain the month prior. While the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index saw a slight decline in November to a reading of 125.5 vs. 126.1 the prior month.
U.S. Treasurys were higher, pushing the yield on the 10-year note down 2.6 basis points to 1.738 percent.
Commodities were higher with gold up 0.4 percent at $1,469 an ounce and West Texas Intermediate crude oil up 0.6 percent at $58.36 a barrel.
In Europe, markets ended little changed with Britain’s FTSE and France’s CAC both up 0.1 percent and Germany’s DAX down 0.1 percent.
Overnight, China’s Shanghai Composite finished flat while Japan’s Nikkei gained 0.4 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.3 percent.

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