Republicans skeptical about origin of Trump dossier

 

Who are the Republicans?

They are little more than elected members of the House of Representative, and the United States Senate who refuse to support their own president.

For the most part, many are RINOs like U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona who the president is using his political capitol to back the candidate, Kelli Ward, a former state senator who unsuccessfully ran against Sen. John McCain in 2016. who is running against Flake. (A great name for him)

It is indeed nice to see “The Republicans,” are not buying what the dossier is trying to sell all of us.

In this version of the story, the GOP-begun dossier originally was conventional opposition research involving Trump’s business dealings, it was not about Russia.

The Republican donor, the story goes, lost interest as Trump wrapped up the GOP nomination.

At that point, “Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton,” according to the Times, picked up the project.

At about the same time, Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee was in the news, and Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter who runs Fusion GPS, shifted the Trump dossier project to Russia, hiring former British spy Christopher Steele for the job.

So the Democratic part of the dossier story was the attempt to dredge up information on Russia.As far as the origin of the dossier is concerned, the idea that it all started with Republicans has become conventional wisdom.

 

This will likely lead to a change in leadership roles in The House, The U.S. Senate or both.

by Byron York
 
Aug 23, 2017
The Trump dossier is one of the most important and least understood elements of the Trump-Russia affair.
It is important not just because its allegations are, as former FBI director James Comey said, “salacious and unverified,” but because of it:

  1. appeared to offer evidence for some of the most sensational accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians;
  2. involved a pro-Clinton organization paying investigators who paid Kremlin-linked Russians for allegations about Trump; and
  3. set Comey and Trump on a collision course when Comey chose to brief Trump about the dossier in a one-on-one meeting when Trump was president-elect.

The story of the dossier, if it is ever learned, could greatly affect the way we think about the Trump-Russia matter.

One key talking point when the dossier is discussed is that it “started with Republicans,” that is, it was originally commissioned in fall 2015 by a GOP donor who hired a dirt-digging firm called Fusion GPS to look into candidate Trump.

The story, now widely told, appears to come from what a “person familiar” with the dossier told the New York Times in January of this year:

The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate’s past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort.

 

The person described the opposition research work on condition of anonymity, citing the volatile nature of the story and the likelihood of future legal disputes.

The identity of the donor is unclear.

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Up Against the Wall

Once again, the NY Times attempts to brain wash us with their editorial opinion of the wall.

The print edition of the NYT must come out with their daily offering, by printing it on toilet paper.

It’s the only serious way they have an opportunity increase their readership.

What could be more comforting than using the Times in this capacity to wipe the detritus they want to force upon their readers?

 

As far as Trump’s wall is concerned, the picture above tells the story.

 

 TRUMP BITCH SLAP’S FOX NEW’S CHRIS WALLACE.

A. By the way, if you want to know if a wall works, just ask Israel.

Israel built a wall and it works.

 

Q. And they heave rockets over it.

A. Yeah, I know. Well, no.

Now they’re doing the rockets, yeah.

That’s a, they have a, they have a different, they probably have a bigger — they have a different kind of problem.

You have to build a real wall.

They don’t have a real wall right now.

They don’t have a wall that works.

Did you get that?

1. There’s a wall in Israel and it works.

2. But it doesn’t work.

If you are confused, it’s probably your fault, because you are not Donald Trump, master builder, president of the United States and source of the quotation above, from an interview with The Times’s editorial board before the election.

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS SPEAKS: TRUMP lays out his winning strategy for Afghanistan

Trump’s agenda will be possible if he has made the decision to bring in tenfold more Black Operators than are currently in the theaters of operation.

 

If the reader enjoys the writing and videos of Dick Morris, he paints a very serious picture below.

I think the deep state is taking over the Trump presidency.

By that, I mean the permanent government, the establishment in coalition with the media.”

Did Trump do well? “I can’t say good or bad,” says Morris.

“It was the speech of a hostage.

He was the hostage.

He didn’t tip his hand for obvious reasons.

I wish him well with his plans.

Special Operations Speaks

Luke Coffey @LukeDCoffey

Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy

Luke Coffey oversees research on nations stretching from South America to the Middle East.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on America’s military involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017, in Arlington, Virginia. 

For my money, I believe the Trump administration is having too much of this song piped into the White House.

Or this!
The only time in recent memory Hollywood greatest singers came out in favor of anything that wasn’t politically correct.
Note, unlike WWII, can you name one of them that served his country in uniform?

After months of speculation and delay, President Donald Trump has sided with the expert advice of his military and national security team on the way forward to the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

 

In what was by far his best and most statesmanlike speech since taking office.

Trump outlined a new approach Monday night to the ongoing war in Afghanistan: a laser-like focus on counterterrorism, jettisoning the quixotic nation-building rhetoric of the past, helping the Afghans defeat the Taliban insurgency (not doing it for them), lifting onerous restrictions placed by the Obama administration on the way the military conducts warfighting and pressuring Pakistan and its support for certain elements of the Taliban.

Crucially, Trump made clear that under his watch, progress in Afghanistan will be measured by conditions on the ground and not by a politically driven and artificial timeline—a major departure from President Barack Obama.

What Trump outlined in his speech last monday evening, was a reasonable, realistic, and responsible strategy to ensure America achieves “an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the tremendous sacrifices that have been made” in Afghanistan.

There were three important takeaways from Trump’s speech.

First is his commitment to send more trainers to Afghanistan and stay committed to the mission there, even though, in his own words, it went against his initial instincts. This shows that he trusts his commanders and national security team.

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The Red York Times: First in Fake News

Newsflash from The New York Times: Women may have starved under socialist regimes, but their orgasms were out of this world!

That’s the creepy gist of one of the Grey Lady’s recent essays this summer hailing the “Red Century.”

Too late to sign up for their lecture series, but what would we have learned?

Perhaps the NYT would have led us to believe that socialism, Marxism, and communism have been successful everywhere they have been in place.

 

The paper’s ongoing series explores “the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.”

When its essayists aren’t busy championing the great sex that oppressed women enjoyed in miserable Eastern Bloc countries, they’re extolling Lenin’s fantabulous conservationist programs and pimping “Communism for Kids” propaganda.

Ms. Malkin is being oh too kind to the NY TIMES, they have been purveyors of fake news easily since the time of the presidency of L.B.J.

A dark history of promoting “alternative facts” to hide communist atrocities.

The Red York Times: First in fake news and progenitor of alternative facts.

 

Yep, this really happened in the minds of the druids who lusted to help Obama look like he wrapped up the Iraq war.

Front Page Magazine

Michelle Malkin

August 23, 2017

WALTER DURANTE IN THE CENTER

Since this is back-to-school season, it’s the perfect time to teach your children about faux journalism at the Fishwrap of Record.

As the publication’s pretentious own new slogan asserts, “The truth is more important than ever.”

As the publication’s pretentious own new slogan asserts, “The truth is more important than ever.”

While the Times hyperventilates about the dangers of President Trump’s “art of fabrication” and “Russian collusion,” this is the same organization whose famed correspondent in Russia, Walter Duranty, won a Pulitzer Prize for spreading fake news denying Joseph Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide.

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Trump Better Watch His Step Or He’s Getting Impeached

 

One man’s opinion and Dick Morris has a reputation of being on target.

As a former campaign advisor for Bill Clinton’s campaigns, the Democrat, Morris has since the “Obamanation,” taken on a more centrist/right position in his writings and videos.

I agree with virtually everything he says below.

The Daily Caller News Foundation

Betsy Rothstein

August 23, 2017

If political commentator Dick Morris was advising President Trump, he’d have one major thing to say to him right now: Find your balls — and fast.

Also: Be wary of the “deep state” — which means the establishment enclaves of his administration such as National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Chief of Staff John Kelly — and keep bashing the media.

Morris, a former pollster and campaign consultant, and his wife, Eileen McGann, have a new book out: ROGUE SPOOKS: The Intelligence War On Donald Trump.

Which is why he’s giving interviews.

In my case, we spoke on the phone for about 28 minutes Tuesday.

 

 

So how does Morris think Trump did during his nationally televised speech about Afghanistan Monday night?

 

He fairly quickly gets back on the horn to say this: “I think the deep state is taking over the Trump presidency.

By that, I mean the permanent government, the establishment in coalition with the media.”

Did Trump do well? “I can’t say good or bad,” says Morris.

“It was the speech of a hostage.

He was the hostage.

The deep state wanted that speech.

They did not want a military commitment – [they wanted] to do what they always do – to muddle through.”

In other words, McMaster is the establishment and Trump are caving to it.

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President Trump Begins Familiar Strategic Process – Pakistan Assigned Ownership of Afghanistan Extremism

Need further evidence that President Trump was blowing smoke during last evening’s prime-time dog and pony show about his plans to win the war in Afghanistan.

In spite of the changes he promised, and they were just that, nothing more the same rules of engagement will be in order.

 

The U.S. signed the Geneva Conventions.

It matters not that the enemy could care less.

Failure to follow the Geneva Conventions during times of war would allow for those in the highest command to be tried for war crimes.

Need proof?

Look to the definition of War Crimes under the Geneva Conventions. (Source)

The video below explains without directly saying so that our enemy’s in sand land and Africa habitually violate all rules of war and of course are not signees to the Geneva Conventions.

Remember, the purpose of war is to break things and kill people.

 

Fellowship of the Minds

A very familiar pattern is emerging as President Trump turns his attention toward solving the ongoing issues within Afghanistan.

A very uniquely Trumpian geopolitical strategy based on assigned ownership, economics and self-interest.

Last night as President Trump addressed the nation to discuss the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan he took the first step: Trump assigned strategic ownership to PakistanYea that will work well.

It’s clear that Trump is no student of war history or he would not have allowed his Generals to come up with another “Obamanation.”

 

[…] “The next pillar of our new strategy is to change the approach in how to deal with Pakistan.

We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.

“Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan.

It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.

In the past, Pakistan has been a valued partner.

Our militaries have worked together against common enemies.

“The Pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism.

We recognize those contributions and those sacrifices, but Pakistan has also sheltered the same organizations that try every single day to kill our people.

We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars, at the same time they are housing the same terrorists that we are fighting.

But that will have to change.

And that will change immediately.

“No partnership can survive a country’s harboring of militants and terrorists who target U.S. service members and officials. It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order, and to peace.  Complete transcript here.

If anything President Trump stated was not the brutal reality the placement of strategic ownership would not work. 

However, the entire international community knows that Pakistan, including their intelligence service ISI, has a great deal of hidden sympathy toward Islamic extremists within Afghanistan.

Never was that reality more stark than when the international community realized that 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden held refuge inside Pakistan for almost a decade. 

Within the governing systems inside Pakistan, there is a large contingent of Taliban sympathy. 

This reality has been the 800 lb gorilla amid public discussions of international national security for several years.

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The Strategic Truth About the Afghanistan War

Some of our readers apparently didn’t like what perhaps they thought was my overly harsh treatment of President Trump’s speech on how he plans to win the war in Afghanistan.

Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: A national embarrassment?

Perhaps they will begin to think differently after reading Retired Colonel, Lawrence Sellin’s take on the situation.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired US Army Reserve colonel, an IT command and control subject matter expert, trained in Arabic and Kurdish, and a veteran of Afghanistan, northern Iraq and a humanitarian mission to West Africa.

Trump made a big deal about leaning on Pakistan by cutting off their funding as pointed out below, that’s a joke.

 

According to Time Magazine, they will have the 5th largest nuclear weapons program in the world by 2025. (Source)

Many readers will have forgotten if they ever knew, that India and Pakistan almost went to war.

At the end of 1986, India granted statehood to Arunachal Pradesh, which is an area claimed by China but administered by India.

The Chinese government proceeded to protest.

But the military movements in Tawang, taken in conjunction with this political action were seen as a provocation by the Chinese.

In early 1987 Beijing’s tone became similar to that of 1962, and with the Indian Army refusing to stand down, Western diplomats predicted war. (Source)

 

The Indian response to the Chinese buildup was Operation Falcon and involved movements across the Sino-Indian border.

Mi-26 heavy lift helicopters were used to deploy Infantry fighting vehicles and tanks into North Sikkim in the east and Demchok in the west.

These deployments were viewed as particularly threatening by the PLA because they seemed to indicate that India had moved from a strategy of defence in its own territory to that of a larger offensive involving all of Arunachal Pradesh.

 

 

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LAWRENCE SELLIN

Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve

August 22, 2017

The U.S. is actually fighting Pakistan in Afghanistan and, ultimately, the outcome will be determined by the Chinese.

The so-called U.S. “alliance” with Pakistan in the fight against radical Islam is a farce because, long ago, Pakistan decided to use radical Islam as one pillar of its security policy, the others being nuclear weapons and China as its chief geopolitical patron.

 

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