Scandal: Just as the FBI and Justice Department is telling Congress that they haven´t been able to verify anything of importance in the Trump/Russia collusion dossier, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has decided to cast a much wider net in his fishing expedition. Is this a coincidence? Or is it a sign that Mueller also realizes there´s no there there? Shortly after it came to light that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had secretly paid Fusion GPS to assemble the so-called Steele Dossier, which Fusion then tried to fob off on reporters before the election, the press dismissed this bombshell
He is so far outside his original permit it is outlandish. How he is allowed to do this amazes me. Well, there is no "There" there in Jeffery Sessions office, either. So, I guess this Mueller toad can jump on anything he wants. Jeffery is busy feeding squirrels or something. ´Cause he sure as H is about the most do nothing Atty Gen I ever experienced.
Mueller´s role is to undermine the Trump presidency by allowing Dems and their wholly owned subsidiary, MSM, to refer to the investigation of Trump´s "collusion" with Russia. Just because there nothing to investigate does not mean that Mueller and his 16 Democratic supporting lawyers can´t investigate everyone and anyone connected to Trump. As proof of this smear investigation it is safe to bet that Mueller will NOT investigate Hillary´s Russian bribery scandal over Uranium One even though this does involve national security, the selling of the State Dept and the hiding of corruption from Congress.
Mueller wants to save his indictments for next October to help democrats. Right now, all he has waiting is indictments on Kushner and Flynn (not that there´s anything there). (Watch out if he indicts them early: that means he´s found someone closer to Trump.) Indictments are to convictions as sizzle is to steak. In this case, there is no steak. But this is politics. With democrats back in charge, Mueller can leave the details of taking down the president to them, and gracefully bow out.
Nobody can survive an ´unlimited´ investigation set with no parameters. Nobody. Not you, not I, nobody. And that is what we have here.
WHY has no parameters been set? WHY??? Do we have to wait for Mueller to nuke Trump first?
It reminds me of how we haven´t completely pulled out of the unconstitutional Iranian deal. WHY? The Iranians ARE HOW NKorea is so speedily amassing and upgrading their previously non-existent continental ballistic missile system, trading technology and scientists with Iran. We should have pulled out months ago. I mean COMPLETELY pulled out, not just partially. I can only guess that Trumps liberal demonrat advisers (plus the deep state 0baminations) are dragging every bad, evil process out. So I guess we have to wait until we get nuked first.
Climate Change: The green movement has found many things in modern life that cause global warming, but the latest really left us scratching our heads: Trading Bitcoins. At this point it might be easier to ask, is there anything that doesn´t cause global warming? No, it´s not a joke. Just about anything these days (Hat tip: The Daily Caller) even remotely connected to civilization, human flourishing and comfort is, we´re told, a "cause" of global warming. It´s a crucial element of the Global Warming religion, which has only waxed even as real religion has waned. Both Vox and The New Republic point
The number of people filing for unemployment benefits last week came in "unexpectedly" low. Instead of 240,000 claims, there were 236,000, which marked the third week in a row this number has dropped. That´s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. It´s just one measure, after all, and the differences aren´t huge. Except it adds to a pile of "unexpectedly" good economic reports that have been coming out these days. ADP reported that payrolls "unexpectedly" climbed 190,000 in November, while analysts had predicted 185,000. Consumer confidence "unexpectedly" hit a 17-year high in November. Labor costs "unexpectedly" fell in the third quarter while
Scandals: Among the many troubling revelations to have emerged regarding the FBI these days, one of the worst is finding out that an avowed Trump-hater softened language in a memo to exonerate Hillary Clinton. Let´s rewind the tape a bit. Until August 31, 2016, with the presidential election in full swing, former FBI director James Comey gave the impression that he hadn´t arrived at his decision to let Clinton off the hook until after he had all the facts. But in late August we learned that, in fact, Comey and his team began drafting his get-out-of-jail-free statement for Clinton in April —
Mideast: Despite a firestorm of protests, President Trump says he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel´s capital and eventually move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv. Consider it another Trump promise kept. Presidents of both parties have promised for years to recognize Jerusalem as Israel´s capital. Yet, somehow complications inevitably arose — "Europe" claimed it would "complicate" peace talks, or the Palestinians said it would make peace impossible, or radical Islamists threatened unrest and terrorism by the "Arab Street" in response to the provocation. So no president, Democrat or Republican, ever truly, officially recognized Israel´s capital for what it plainly was: the
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., hospitalized for an undefined stress-related illness, announced his retirement after serving more than 50 years in the House. Two other Conyers — a son and a great-nephew — immediately announced plans to vie for the elder Conyers´ seat. The great-nephew said, "His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health." Despite his sudden retirement, Conyers "vehemently" denies all accusations that he ever committed sexual harassment. "My legacy can´t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now," Conyers said
After weeks of biting their tongues about accusations that Sen. Al Franken groped women, Democratic senators are now lining up to call for his resignation. They clearly have the public on their side, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. A few days ago, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told a reporter that "it´s his decision," when asked whether Franken should resign after half a dozen women accused Franken of groping them. Other Senate Democrats also refused to call for his resignation, even as accusations piled up, instead deferring to a pending ethics investigation. The sudden shift came after a seventh
When you´re the source for "breaking news" but it turns out to be "faking news," you´re in trouble. ABC News "chief investigative correspondent" Brian Ross reported on retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn´s plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by claiming that Flynn is "prepared to testify that President Trump, as a candidate, Donald Trump, ordered him, directed him to make contact with the Russians which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said to this point." It was a nuclear explosion. Within minutes, the stock market plunged 350 points. It quickly became clear that was flat-out wrong. Later, ABC News
Clinton Scandal: Americans overwhelmingly support the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the 2010 deal that gave Russia direct control over one-fifth of the U.S.´ uranium, a new IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Of the 50% who said they were following the uranium story closely, 68% said they would like the "Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the uranium deal with Russia," the poll´s data indicated. The convoluted deal involved a transaction in which Uranium One, a Canadian firm, was acquired by the Russian government-controlled nuclear monopoly Rosatom. But the deal had to be approved by the U.S.
Media Bias: In late November, President Trump suggested a new contest for what he called the "Fake News Trophy." Which news network, he said "is the most dishonest and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me)." We took him up on his offer, and the results surprised even us. The IBD/TIPP Poll asked in its December poll "which television outlet is the most and least honest and fair in its coverage of President Trump?" The answer to both questions was … Fox News. The poll found that 27% rated Fox as the most honest and fair in covering Trump, beating
President Trump´s approval rating remained steady this month, with 36% approving of the job he´s doing as president, while 59% disapprove, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. Trump´s favorability rating, however, dropped three points to -22, with 36% viewing his leadership favorably and 58% unfavorably. The proprietary IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index — which combines results from job approval, favorability and leadership questions — dropped 3.3% this month to 38.5. Trump´s average since he took office is 40.8. The December IBD/TIPP includes results from 901 people surveyed nationwide from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4. It has a margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points. On
Health Reform: The CVS Health bid to buy Aetna will "reshape" health care, or so headlines would have us believe. Actually, it´s a sign that the health care landscape is already being reshaped — by consumers, instead of central planners. Every merger comes with promises that the merger will produce "synergies" and that consumers will ultimately benefit, and CVS Health (CVS) and Aetna (AET) are no exception. "We know we can make health care more affordable and less expensive," is the way CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo put it. Whether the merger lives up to those promises is something the market should determine.
Economy: On Thursday, the Joint Committee on Taxation confirmed that the Senate tax cut bill will boost economic growth and create jobs. Yet Republicans started freaking out that the bill might produce a slight increase in deficits over the next decade. Every independent analysis of the Senate bill now confirms that it is a pro-growth bill. The only question now is how much growth will it produce. The JCT report says that the Senate plan will increase GDP by an average 0.8% over the next decade, and increase the number of jobs by 0.6%. Those might seem like small numbers, but
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled “Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore,” Luntz’s Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. “Are you all Christians here?” Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. “Yes,” all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. “Is Roy Moore a good Christian?” he followed up. “Yes,” one woman replied. “Absolutely,” another said. “Absolutely?”
Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.
I´m pretty much done with the sex scandals. They were fun, but they´re just going to have to carry on without me. If someone broke the law and you can prove it, prosecute him. If someone violated the rules of his organization, eject him. Other than that, if women have forgotten the fine art of slapping a man in the face, there´s not a whole hell of a lot society can do for them. You keep silent for forty years and then ruin a man´s career with an unprovable allegation — and that makes you a hero? Not to me. Look,
Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum today, Fox & Friends brought on Trump supporter and former sheriff David Clarke to discuss the president’s appearance. And things got very tense very fast. Right off the bat, co-host Pete Hegseth asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, deciding not to attend the opening because Trump would be in attendance. Clarke reacted by immediately dismissing Lewis. “John who?” Clarke mocking stated. “John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting
California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and
There are times in life when the institutional ground underneath you begins to crumble — and with it, longstanding attachments. Such is the case for me when it comes to the Republican Party and evangelicalism. I’ve been a part of both for my entire adult life. These days, though, in many important ways they are having harmful effects on our society. The latest example is in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate, stands accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct by nine women, including one who was 14 years old at the time. Mr. Moore leads in most
Comedian Sarah Silverman addressed the topic of American nationalism during a monologue on her Hulu talk show Thursday night, describing the “visceral reaction” and fear she felt when an old boyfriend of hers hoisted an American flag on his own property. (Snip) “[My sister] was like, ‘Dude, nationalism is innately terrifying for Jews. Think about it: flags, marching, blind allegiance — these things tend to ring a bell for us,’” she said. “Right. Of course. Duh. It made sense. And it made me realize that the things that terrify some people are the same things that give other people great
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says President Trump´s stance on climate change demonstrates that he does not appear to fear the "wrath of God" or have any regard for the "existential consequences" of his climate change policies. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility ... this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said in an interview on CBS´s "60 Minutes," which is set to air on Sunday. Brown, who previously studied to become
Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for
Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton’s alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can’t keep up?
Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn’t vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election. The Alabama Republican said he’s already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate. “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I’d rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. In some
WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day. Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television. Less frequently, he makes his way up the hall to the