The Congressional Intelligence Committee hearing today was everything we anticipated it would be. Which is to say it was: insufferable political posturing, pandering and circular parseltongue swirling the drain of non-intellectual gobbledygook. These types of congressional hearings are perfect feed pellets for media pundits to blather endlessly, wax philosophically, and engage in long-winded academic esoteric analyses contrasting the implied meanings of stop signs. However, they are ridiculous for all other purposes. That said, against the backdrop of the espoused intention, and with full acceptance of the historic UniParty Benghazi hearings driven intentionally into the pit of nothingness, prayerfully I’m not
Comey has shown again today that both he and the FBI are rotten to the core. We can only hope that the Justice Department will go after them and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. Begin draining the swamp with them.
All these hearings are dog and pony shows to waste taxpayer money and to gull the public into thinking those congressional pantywaists are actually doing something. Nothing, repeat nothing, ever comes out of them. Lies aren´t even prosecuted for perjury.
It is all a continuation of Kabuki Theater but their makeup is running and their costumes are tattered. The self-important actors are playing to their audience. The media lapdogs are lapping it up and we are no closer to the truth than we ever were.
These investigation/hearings are a mockery of justice. The condescension that rolls off the tongues of these reprobate do nothings is rich. They sit there pontificating from their lofty perches, looking down their noses, desperate to make themselves relevant and fail miserably.
(Chart) Improper payments by the federal government are costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year – more than a trillion, if you add them up over the years, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday. “These are payments that should not have been made or were made in the wrong amounts,” Dodaro said in his opening statement. (Video) The problem is growing, he said, from $125 billion in 2014; to $137 billion in 2015; to the most recent estimate of $144 billion in 2016. “This includes estimates for 112 programs at 22 federal agencies, so it
On Thursday The Drudge Report broke the news that former FOX News Channel CEO and Founder Roger Ailes had passed away. Shortly after the announcement FOX News anchor Janice Dean weeped on air telling how Roger had helped her family. Janice Dean: I wouldn’t be here without that man. When I was diagnosed with MS he got on the phone and said, “Whatever we can do for your family,” because we were all family. He was a presence and he will be missed on this channel. Dean is the FOX News Channel meteorologist. Via FOX and Friends: (Video)
President Trump may scale back beleaguered White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s public appearances — a troubling sign for someone whose job it is to make public appearances, a new report said Thursday. The move comes as Trump is also considering reshuffling his communications team as he finds himself enmeshed in a growing number of scandals, Politico reported, citing sources close to the president. Spicer will no longer do daily, on-camera briefings after Trump’s foreign trip ends next weekend, the officials told the website. Trump reportedly dreads the daily briefings, which can be cringe-worthy as Spicer argues with reporters, refuses to
A Missouri schools superintendent has apologized after a prayer he recited during a commencement speech Saturday sparked criticism. “If my behavior was offensive to anyone then I am truly sorry,” Willard Public Schools Superintendent Kent Medlintold the Springfield News-Leader after learning of the backlash on Monday. “I in no way wanted to offend anybody. That was not my intention.” Mr. Medlin said he gave a speech using the acronym GUTS, of which the first three letters stood for grit, understanding and teamwork. The S, he said, stood for “my savior.” He said he concluded his speech by inviting attendees to
The mainstream media and their fellow-travelers in the Democratic Party are beside themselves, praising Comey for his allegedly contemporaneous memo regarding his early February meeting with Trump in which the media claims Comey noted Trump ostensibly suggested he should scuttle the investigation of General Flynn. As part of their effort to rehabilitate Comey as a patriotic and impartial public servant after the Hillary debacle, the media has pointed out that Comey is an inveterate note taker and invariably does so after virtually every meeting he attends thus making these notes above reproach and even admissible in a legal proceeding if
Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. Comey told (Photo) Via GotNews: Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference—flying in the face of Democrats’ paranoid delusions about Russia and President Donald J. Trump, and exposing for what it is a new political witch hunt Wednesday by enemies
WASHINGTON — House Democrats had no concerns about President Barack Obama offering to share intelligence about Syria with Russia last June because that decision “was made as a product of consultation between the president and the intelligence community,” a top Democrat said Wednesday. House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff and other Democrats have harshly criticized President Donald Trump for disclosing classified information to Russian officials last week. In response to a question from The Daily Caller, Schiff explained the circumstances were entirely different. “What should we disclose to an ally? What should we just goes to an adversary? What
Note: this article contains coarse language which may offend some readers. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday questioned why former FBI Director James Comey didn’t come forward sooner, if President Donald Trump pressured him to close his investigation into Michael Flynn as recent reports suggest. “The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has appropriately requested this memo. And I’m sure we are going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why, if this happens as he allegedly describes, why didn’t he take action at the time," Ryan told reporters during a press conference. Ryan argued there are still “a
President Donald Trump turned a Coast Guard commencement into a media-bashing exercise on Wednesday as he returned fire on news outlets accusing him of sharing classified information and interfering in an FBI investigation. ´No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly,´ Trump protested. ´You can´t let them get you down. You can´t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams,´ the president said. He added: ´I guess that´s why I won.´ He then boasted about his border wall, the ´great healthcare´ bill his party is
President Trump focused on his own hardships since taking office during his commencement address Wednesday at the United States Coast Guard Academy, saying, "No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly." History is very long, and despite Trump´s "surety," from the Assyrian King Sennacherib — who was murdered by his sons — to the Roman Emperor Caracala — who was fatally stabbed by one of his soldiers while urinating along a roadside — the past is replete with stories of politicians who had it rougher than Trump. But,
Several raids by federal and local authorities across Los Angeles on Wednesday led to the arrests of 44 MS-13 gang members, including murderers, CNN reported. The series of 50 raids occurred before dawn and were led by ATF agents and 1,000 other officers who have been working on the case for around three years. More than half of the 44 gang members arrested were undocumented immigrants, while three members are currently on the run. The gang members will face charges that include federal racketeering and murder. CNN added that seven people pulled from one raid site were victims of human
President Trump has a long history of action that almost all media and political opposition seem to ignore when trying to attack him. Every effort to “get” Trump fails due to a key flaw in their approach; a flaw they can never overcome. President Trump approaches his opposition in politics similarly to his opposition in business, with one key and consequential difference. In business opponents challenge goals based on financial ends; in politics opponents challenge based on intent or motive. (Photos) The reason no attacks stick to Trump as a candidate, or now to Trump as a president, is because
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday evening said allegations against President Trump´s administration have reached a "Watergate size and scale." McCain, who has not been an ardent supporter of Trump, made the comment at an International Republican Institute panel in Washington, D.C., according to reporters who attended. (Snip) Tim Mak ? @timkmak McCain just said at a dinner honoring him that the Trump scandals have reached a "Watergate size and scale" -- wow 8:33 PM - 16 May 2017 4,821 4,821 Retweets 8,240 8,240 likes Trump has been lambasted with accusations over the past week. Last week, he abruptly fired
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said during a joint CNN town hall Tuesday with Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders that his instincts were right about President Trump. Mr. Kasich, who unsuccessfully ran against Mr. Trump in last year’s Republican presidential primary, said the allegations that Mr. Trump shared Israeli intelligence about the Middle East with the Russians is “a very, very serious matter.” “I don’t like people that say, ‘I told you so,’ but you both know how much pressure, criticism and heat I took because I was the one Republican who would not endorse Donald Trump,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash
Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well, more specifically, sad, bitter feminists with a millennial-like flare for narcissism are marrying themselves after sticking it to The Patriarchy by choosing to put their careers ahead of their personal lives. “I would describe it as women saying yes to themselves,” Anderson, 37, told WUSA9. “It means that we are enough, even if we are not partnered with someone else. "You´re worth it!" added the feminist. In the new, sad trend called "sologamy," women are committing themselves to themselves with their own wedding ceremony. These women, such as self-styled "sologamist" Erika Anderson, throw
Republican Sen. John McCain issued a blistering statement Tuesday morning condemning President Donald Trump´s reported disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats during a meeting in the Oval Office last week. "The reports that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing," said the Arizona senator, who is notably hawkish on Russia. "Reports that this information was provided by a US ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America´s allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future." The Washington Post reported Monday night that Trump
President Trump will interview four candidates for FBI director — including former independent senator Joe Lieberman and the acting head of the bureau, Andrew McCabe — White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Wednesday. Trump will also meet with Frank Keating, a former Oklahoma governor, and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI agent, Spicer said during a briefing on Air Force One as Trump returned to Washington after speaking at the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. The interviews come a week after the president abruptly fired former FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential
Cool, even-keeled, no-drama Barack Obama is one of the few people in the country who hasn’t publicly opined on the tweets and turmoil wrought by President Trump. And so a persistent question to those close to the former president is: What does Obama really think of the man now occupying the Oval Office? “He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” Obama told two friends early last November, describing an election night phone call with Trump, in which the businessman suddenly professed his “respect” and “admiration” for Obama—after years of hectoring. Speaking to PEOPLE for its new cover story on Obama and his wife Michelle
Why would a loyal staffer who adores the president of the United States leak damaging information to the national media that makes the president look bad? That is one of many questions that must be examined in light of the Washington Post-led story on President Trump’s Oval Office conversation with the Russians. (Snip) White House staff have ample incentive to leak to the press when they believe the president needs to pay attention or be admonished. This was the case with the source I know. He was not in the Oval Office while the Russians were there, but he was
James Comey was lying in wait. His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty. Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does –he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely. Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation. Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice slammed President Trump and his administration on Tuesday for their handling of foreign policy and direction of American leadership around the world. “Since I left the White House, I’ve become deeply concerned that the U.S. is squandering one of our greatest strategic assets: America’s leadership of the world.” Ms. Rice explained at the liberal group Center for American Progress’ annual conference. “It seems that the current administration looks at the world and sees only threats: immigrants, refugees, Muslims, Mexicans and even trade. It’s American first and the rest of the world last,” she said.
At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things. At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif.
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly in talks to join President Trump´s White House as his press secretary, a position currently occupied by Sean Spicer. The conversations have focused on Guilfoyle, a former first lady of San Francisco, replacing Spicer as White House spokesperson, the Mercury News reported Tuesday. The co-host of "The Five" was originally considered to fill the post during the Trump transition, but the job ultimately went to Spicer, the former chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee. "I´m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country," Guilfoyle told
Right now, the very best you can say about Donald Trump is that he stinks at this whole president thing — in large part because he keeps creating trouble for himself and entirely on his own. Yes, the media are against him. Yes, the Democrats want his scalp. But everyone inclined to indulge President Trump in his self-pity about how he’s being badly treated by others in Washington and badly served by his own staff is ignoring the basic facts of the political situation he is bungling at present like no one has bungled it before. He just won an election and