In many quarters of the American news media today, seasoned journalists seem incapable of pondering those parts of reality that don’t complement their political worldviews. It goes beyond “bias”—we’re all biased. This is negligence. Consider the trove of emails between FBI and Department of Justice officials published this week. The emails concern the June 27, 2016, meeting between former president Bill Clinton and then-attorney general Loretta Lynch. As readers may remember, Clinton paid an apparently impromptu visit to the attorney general aboard her DoJ plane while it was parked at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport. It was extremely improper for the two
There is nothing murky about the meeting. It is corruption at the highest levels of government. Comey is involved in this corruption up to his eyeballs. By the way, journalism is dead. It died a long time ago. All that is left is an embalmed corpse.
JUst imagine what we might know by now if 1/10 the effort put into hunting imaginary Russians had been put into investigating real dem collusion meetings. We KNOW these dem things happened but the media is spectacularly disinterested and even tries to "put them to bed" for the dems.
What is so sad is that when interested parties get back FOIA requests, they are so heavily ´redacted´ that you need to be a cryptographer to understand what is there...at a basic level, a FOIA request should be un-redacted (is that a word??)...
We need to see these documents without the redactions. It doesn´t involve national security but a bunch of media working out their talking points to try and "put the story to rest" . This is the event that led to Comey taking over the job of clearing Hillary which led in turn to the Comet firing and his leaked memos, which led in turn to the Comet friend Mueller appointed independent council. Hillary does the crime and so lets investigate and harass Trump for his whole presidency while he tries to deal with real problems such as North Korea and Iran left to him by the negligance of prior administrations.
They really didn´t want to know because if they did, it would hurt Hillary´s chances of winning the WH. It might also be a Pandora´s Box and open up all sorts of evil done by the Clinton´s. They didn´t want her to end up in jail. What I want to know is why the MSM supports Communists?
Everybody is missing the real story here, which is the reason for the redactions of material dealing with the duplicity and corruption of the Obama Department of JustUs, the knowledge and likely involvement of the Obama White House in the development and disseminination of the false, Benghazi-grade-lie "cover story," and the perfidy of the FBI leadership (Andrew "Clinton´s Cash" McCabe et al) and the perjury of then-FBI Director Jim "J.Edgar" Comey himself in this particular ""matter" (to coin a word). We all got accustomed to risible redactions during the Clinton and Obama eras -- that they now come from the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice should scare the bejeezus out of the Obama-Clinton Regime hacks. My hunch is that the redactions are not because Sessions wants to hide the truth or protect the bad guys and girls, but simply because he doesn´t want to disclose, at this time, the damning truth -- a/k/a "admissible evidence" and "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" -- about the crimes of his predecessors in office,
What makes me nervously curious about this is the continuing stonewalling for this information 8 months into the new Trump Administration. Why is the DOJ under Sessions still dragging their feet on releasing this information? What is the mechanism that makes this new DOJ guidance still redact important information, such as the Lynch DOJ giving direct guidance and talking pints to FBI and others within the agency about the meeting?
I thought this new Trump Admin was going to bust this whole thing wide open. Now, not so much. But, then again I was absolutely convinced once we gave the Republicans majorities in both the House and Senate and the White House, too- They would repeal Obamacare. Oh, well.
Sessions is part of the GOPe, and I wonder what his political role truly was during the Trump campaign. He quickly and needlessly recused himself from this Russia nonsense, and has not taken that back despite no showing of any reason to maintain that position - except to provide cover to his deputy Rosenstein and Mueller.
The Uniparty establishment has no interest in pursuing this whatever. It opens up the whole sleazy world they live in to public examination, which may lead to "reforms". The public is told time and again that its government officials are people of high integrity, who indeed swear they will uphold the laws and all that...and what have we here?
Elections have always been tawdry affairs. Careers of presidents have been built by machines, money and behind-the-curtain political dealers - from long before Clinton, Gore, Franken and Obama. That´s the essential Democrat defense for scamming Bernie, if indeed he wasn´t just a stalking horse gone unexpectedly popular. It´s their party to run as they see fit. From the inside it´s seen as part of the game.
Yes, there´s gambling in the casino, and much of it is rigged.
The first thing to be said about this trove is that for a year the FBI pretended it didn’t exist. The ACLJ’s initial open-records request came up with nothing: “No records responsive to your request were located,” the bureau said in a letter. But the same request to DoJ was answered with scores of emails, many of them to and from FBI officials. Why the initial stonewall from the FBI?
Could this “trove” have been among James Comey’s files - the “sensitive” ones he was said to have kept in his office rather than transferring them to the main DoJ files?
Agree with #1 and others who think that the WS is trying to win back its readership with this type of article - sorry, but as #18 suggested, the contention of the WS that the Trump/Russia story had "hit the mark" shows that their Never Trump faction remains alive and well.
I wonder when the special prosecutor Mueller will start investigating real criminal activity, like Hillary Clinton improperly storing classified government emails on a private server, or lying to the American people about the killing of four Americans in Benghazi, or the secretive meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, or the IRS targeting conservative groups, or Debbie Blabber Mouth Schultz employing a Pakistani hacker. You get my point?
The attempt to find systemic police bias has come to this: the difference between an officer saying “uh” and saying “that, that’s.” According to Stanford University researchers, police officers in Oakland, California, use one of those verbal tics more often with white drivers and the other more often with black drivers. If you can guess which tic conveys “respect” and which “disrespect,” you may have a career ahead of you in the exploding field of bias psychology. In June, a team of nine Stanford psychologists, linguists, and computer scientists released a paper purporting to show that Oakland police treat black drivers
Now for a few words about the Confederate statues contretemps in various states. 1. I wonder how many of the counter-protesters at the Charlottesville event even had any idea who Robert E. Lee was. He was a major hero of the Mexican-American War. He fought for the Confederacy against the Union, but at the time he did it, it was not illegal. Slavery was — while 100 percent evil — completely protected by law as of 1861. When Lee went to work to defend his native Virginia, he was not violating any law. In fact, at no time did the
Thousands of fans of Elvis Presley gathered at his iconic Memphis mansion, Graceland, on Tuesday to honor “the King of Rock” a day prior to the 40th anniversary of his death. The vigil was attended by Elvis’ former wife Priscilla Presley, 72, who was snapped mingling with attendees in the afternoon. Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ only child, was also at the memorial alongside 10-year-old twin daughters Harper Lockwood and Finley Lockwood. The 47-year-old rocker lit candles with mourners, joining them for a procession throughout the grounds of the 13.8-acre estate — which includes the graves of Elvis, his parents and his grandmother. Elvis
Watching Everything Is Copy, Jacob Bernstein’s documentary life of his mother, Nora Ephron, the other night gave me a much clearer picture than I had had of the force, attractiveness, and danger of that talented cultural, media, and entertainment world of which she was such a prominent figure. It was a star-studded procession of the famous group that held sway in New York, Hollywood, and Washington for decades. Gay Talese, Ken Auletta, Dick Cavett, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, David Geffen, The New Yorker’s unfeasible Obama cheerleader David Remnick, and, of course, Carl Bernstein, spoke very spontaneously and candidly of one
Today is the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, President Obama’s lawless amnesty diktat enabling adult illegal aliens who claim to have come before age 16 to get work permits, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, EITC eligibility, and more. Nearly 800,000 people have taken advantage of this two-year renewable amnesty. The anti-borders folks will be demonstrating in front of the White House at 11:30 this morning to “defend DACA,” even though President Trump chose not to end the program on “day one,” as he’d pledged. In fact, not only have renewals continued since January 20,
President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has become increasingly isolated inside the White House following the ascension of John Kelly as chief of staff, sources inside the White House and outside advisers tell Fox News. Bannon, the flame-throwing former executive chairman of Breitbart News, has long been a target of mainstream Republican ire – and so far has survived even as top Trump lieutenants like Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus have resigned. But the pressure is building. One source with direct knowledge of White House staffing told Fox News they expect Bannon will be the next one ousted, pointing to the icy nature
Arizona’s Joe Arpaio became Maricopa County sheriff in 1993 and thus began the dark ages for the bad guys. “It’s not a country club,” Sheriff Joe said about his jail. He wasn’t kidding. When more room was needed, he did it on the cheap by erecting an infamous “tent city” out in the Arizona heat. In 2003, when inmates complained about temperatures over 100 degrees, Sheriff Joe was unimpressed. “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are wearing combat gear and living in tents and they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths,” he said, sounding like the Army veteran he
The brutal events in Charlottesville not only reveal a national tragedy but also a national hypocrisy. We do not have to agree with what the Nazis and white nationalists stand for to defend their constitutional right to assemble and speak. The courts have long ruled that even hate speech is protected speech. Had there been no counter demonstration and media spotlight, a few hundred racists would have gathered in Charlottesville and had no impact on the national conversation. Instead, they were met by the ongoing violence of the Antifa and the hate group Black Lives Matter and a police force that stood down,
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging "vigilant" residents to be on the lookout for legendary "Lizardmen" during the solar eclipse. The SCEMD tweeted a map showing the locations of reported sightings of the mythical "Lizard Man" -- or perhaps multiple "Lizardmen" -- during the past few decades. "This historical map is in response to recent media reports about possible paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total solar eclipse," a note at the bottom of the map reads. "SCEMD does not know if Lizardmen become more active during a solar eclipse," the note reads. "But we advise that residents of Lee and
The numbers are horrifying: 2,408 people dead in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in North Africa; 35 dead in Europe. A rash of horrific terrorist attacks this year? No, just Europe’s policy — or lack thereof — toward immigrants, and its grisly toll over seven months. Europe’s ad-hoc entry system is cruel to war refugees and cruel to economic migrants, too. Two years ago, as newcomers arrived on boats across the Mediterranean via lawless Libya, crowding coastal areas of Greece and Italy, Germany did something that won plaudits. Chancellor Angela Merkel informally suspended the requirement that asylum-seekers register in their first port of
Charles Robert Jenkins deserted the U.S. Army on a freezing night in January 1965. He pounded 10 beers to quiet his nerves, and abandoned his patrol unit along the border dividing South and North Korea — a 160-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide strip of mine-ridden no man’s land. He unloaded his M-16 rifle to show the enemy he meant no harm; he raised his knees high to avoid triggering tripwires. Several hours later, he crossed into North Korea. He didn’t leave for nearly 40 years. Now, Jenkins — 77 but looking much older, with a deep-lined face and distant expression — lives a quiet life on
President Donald Trump allegedly suspects his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report. Sources reportedly told Axios that West Wing staff believe Bannon was behind leaks about National Security Adviser HR McMaster and that Bannon´s job could be in jeopardy. Trump has been ´irritated´ with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting McMaster, according to the report.. Bannon was formerly the executive chairman of Breitbart.
Fox News´s Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his "disgusting" press conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier. "It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened," said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.” “It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life —
A crowd of ignorant protesters pulled down a bronze Confederate statue that stood before a county government building in Durham, North Carolina — the angry national backlash to the Charlottesville brouhaha over the Robert E. Lee monument. This is not how civil societies operate. And yet this is what the left has brought, and now cheers. What’s next — burning books with offensive content? Burning books written by those who used to own slaves? At the very least, museums will have to go. The problem with revising history based on a standard of “feeling offensive” — as this anti-Confederate craze is rooted — is that someone,
Former presidential candidate and current Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich may be moving closer to mounting a primary challenge against President Trump in the 2020 election. Sources close to Kasich told Willie Geist of the "Today Show" there is growing a sense of "moral imperative" to run against Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020 following his controversial statements on the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Va. (Tweet) Kasich has long been critical of Trump. On Tuesday, Kasich criticized Trump´s Charlottesville comments, saying "there is no moral equivalency to Nazi sympathizers" following Trump´s tumultuous press conference. Kasich, who lost to Trump
The president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing has resigned from President Trump´s American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth business leader to do so. “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it´s the right thing for me to do,” Scott Paul tweeted Tuesday. (Snip) Paul´s exit comes amid backlash over the president´s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Paul is joining Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of major pharmaceutical company Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour; and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, who all resigned from the president’s
Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming that the two clashing groups were more “morally different universes.” “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. (Tweet) Romney was responding to Trump’s comments Tuesday that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. Trump drew fire for saying Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at the
President Trump should have left well enough alone. His Monday denunciation of costumed sheet-wearers and Nazi wanna-bes could have cleared the way for Americans of all stripes to focus their outrage on things that matter more than presidential words. That would be the violence that is infecting our politics and the frightening acceptance of it as the new normal. But Trump’s defiance yesterday is sure to keep the media pot boiling over his rhetoric instead of an ominous reality. Namely, that real protestors don’t carry baseball bats, crowbars and mace. Yet Saturday’s bloody clash in Charlottesville showed that many on
Some House Democrats renewed calls for Congress to impeach President Trump on Tuesday after he resorted to blaming "both sides´ for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups. "POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., in a tweet Tuesday night. "Time to invoke the 25th Amendment." (Tweet) Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., also called on Republicans to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump. "As we once again hear Donald J. Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend´s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. ´We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,´ McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump´s claim on Tuesday that some ´very fine people´ were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell´s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend´s clash bore some responsibility for
Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was "blame on both sides" for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend. Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based "public relations firm specializing in innovative events" to serve as agitators in counterprotests. The ad was posted by a company called "Crowds on Demand" and offered $25 per hour to "actors and photographers"
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his “words are dividing Americans, not healing them” in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will “fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like
Former RNC chair Michael Steele says there is no other conclusion to be drawn: President Donald Trump is a racist. Speaking on the Steele & Ungar show — which airs on Sirius XM’s POTUS channel — the former RNC head blasted Trump’s response to Charlottesville. “This playing to the – it’s not even baser instincts. This is just raw, ugly, racism and hatred,” Steele said. “What, for votes? And so this is the Frankenstein monster that’s been created from a campaign that gave license to that.” Co-host Rick Ungar mentioned that a listener sent him an email asking if Steele thinks Trump
Evidence is turning up from, of all places, the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as Breitbart and others, that this character, Jason Kessler, who organized the suspicious and supposed Alt-Right demonstration in Charlottesville, Va. that blew up in everyone´s face, is a cunning lefty holdover from the Occupy Wall Street movement and a former Barack Obama supporter. I smell Soros money, sabotage, and Democrat dirty tricks here. I´ve been suspicious of the nature of the violence at this supposed Alt-Right demonstration since the news first began breaking. It is no secret that radical elements in the Democrat left have