The Cover-Up in Search of a Crime

crew-2231211B.T (Before Trump) and when the United States Constitution was still relevant, the phrase was used, “Innocent until proven guilty.”

 

Today, A.T. (After Trump) we may as well get used to the term ” Guilt until it’s leaked by treasonous spies yet to be rooted out within the President’s inner circle slipped to the media always ready for a public execution where guilt or innocence are of little consequence.

What matters is the agenda.

 

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President Trump obviously had his choice for National Security Advisor properly vetted.

What type of message is that to tell those he approaches for future staff positions that for political expedience you will be kicked to the curb.

Trump may have blown this one.

Let’s hope he doesn’t need them, but he still has thousands more to go to catch up with Obama.

 

The National Review

Charles Krauthammer

February 17, 2017

It’s a Watergate-era cliché that the cover-up is always worse than the crime.

In the Mike Flynn affair, we have the first recorded instance of a cover-up in the absence of a crime.

Being covered up were the December 29 phone calls between Flynn and the Russian ambassador to Washington.

The presumed violation was Flynn negotiating with a foreign adversary while the Obama administration was still in office and, even worse, discussing with Sergey Kislyak the sanctions then being imposed upon Russia (for meddling in the 2016 elections).

How different is Flynn’s call from Obama’s ‘After my election, I have more flexibility’?

Worst case: He was telling Kislyak that the Trump administration might lift sanctions and therefore, comrade, no need for a spiral of retaliations.

 

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a bilateral meeting before attending the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a bilateral meeting before attending the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

How different is this from Barack Obama telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on an inadvertently open mic, during his 2012 reelection campaign, “This is my last election.

After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Flynn would have been giving the Russians useful information that might well have contributed to Russia’s decision not to retaliate. I’m no Russophile. But again: What’s wrong with that? Turns out, the Trump administration has not lifted those sanctions. It’s all a tempest in an empty teapot.

 The accusations of misbehavior by Flynn carry a subliminal echo of a long-standing charge against Richard Nixon that he interfered in the Paris peace talks in October 1968 to prevent his Democratic opponent from claiming a major foreign policy success on the eve of the presidential election.

But that kind of alleged diplomatic freelancing would have prolonged a war in which Americans were dying daily.

The Flynn conversation was nothing remotely of the sort. Where’s the harm?

The harm was not the calls but Flynn’s lying about them.?? And most especially lying to the vice president, who then went out and told the world Flynn had never discussed sanctions.

You can’t leave your vice president undercut and exposed. Flynn had to go.

Up to this point, the story makes sense. Except for one thing: Why the coverup if there is no crime?

Why lie about talking about sanctions? It’s inexplicable.

Did Flynn want to head off lines of inquiry about other contacts with Russians that might not have been so innocent?

Massive new leaks suggest numerous contacts during the campaign between Trump associates and Russian officials, some of whom were intelligence agents.

Up till now, however, reports the New York Times, there is “no evidence” of any Trump campaign collusion or cooperation with Russian hacking and other interference in the U.S. elections.

Thus far. Which is why there will be investigations. Speculation ranges from the wildly malevolent to the rather loopily innocent.

At one end of the spectrum is the scenario wherein these campaign officials — including perhaps Flynn, perhaps even Trump — are compromised because of tainted business or political activities known to the Russians, to whom they are now captive.

A fevered conspiracy in my view, but there are non-certifiable people who consider it possible.

At the benign end of the spectrum is that the easily flattered Trump imagines himself the great dealmaker who overnight becomes a great statesman by charming Vladimir Putin into a Nixon-to-China grand bargain — we jointly call off the new Cold War, join forces to destroy the Islamic State and reach a new accommodation for Europe that relieves us of some of the burden of parasitic allies.

To me, the idea is nuts, a narcissistic fantasy grounded in neither strategy nor history.
But that doesn’t mean Trump might not imagine it — after all, he maintains that if we had only stayed in Iraq to steal its oil, we wouldn’t have the Islamic State.
And if this has indeed been his thinking about Russia, it would make sense to surround himself with advisers who had extensive dealings there.

I believe neither of these scenarios but I’m hard put to come up with alternatives.

The puzzle remains. Why did Flynn lie? Until we answer that, the case of the coverup in search of a crime remains unsolved.

 

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Need further proof that the left is becoming completely unhinged? Welcome to the echo chamber

crew-22312113By Jim Campbell,

February 2, 2017

 

As Dick Morris so aptly points out, the left is living in an echo chamber.

What’s an echo chamber?

What about the Republicans?

For their part they are having a blast, watching the left implode.

 

 

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We have a classic case among the progressives in Washington.

Quite simply, democrats on the far-left talk to themselves, and the media reports it.

Since the media reports it, it must be true, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Today’s progressives in Washington are marching their party off the cliff into oblivion.

 

 

 

 

This of course, is excellent for the rest of Americans, those lacking the progressive gene.

 

It will take about 16 years, or two Republican administrations to undue the damages caused by the fools in the Barack Hussein Administration.

 

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Trump signs bill to slash regulations

crew-2231211Let the progressives on the left and their constituents cry and moan about the actions of President Donald J.Trump.

 

In doing so they will drive more members of their party away.

They are not used to seeing a politician keep his word.

Look to the EPA as an agency whose power will be greatly curtailed.

 

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Along with Obama Care (Source) and the EPA’s belief in man made global warming, hundreds of thousands jobs have been destroyed. (Source)

It’s time through the action of Congress and President Trump, we give the finger back to the EPA.

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They are left with stalling tactics as we have seen with the approval of Senator Jeff Sessions,(R-AL) as Attorney General and predictably they will make even greater fools of themselves when President Trump puts forth his choice for his first pick for the Supreme Court which will be announced later today.

Reuters
 
By Ayesha Rascoe
 
January 30, 2017
 
WASHINGTON

 

President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

“This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen.

There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners.

 

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Trump’s latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations, a senior official told reporters ahead of the signing.

For the rest of fiscal 2017, the cap will require that the cost of any additional regulations be completely offset by undoing existing rules, the official said on customary condition of anonymity.

 

 

 

 

Trump, a businessman turned politician, campaigned on a promise to reduce federal regulations that he said burdened American businesses.

Major regulations are typically reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before they are issued. That review will continue under this new measure, but agencies will also have to identify what two regulations will be repealed to offset the costs of any new rule.

 

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The new order does not require that the repeal of the two regulations be done simultaneously with the release of additional rules, the official said.

“This vests tremendous power and responsibility in the OMB director to ensure the president’s direction in how we manage this across the government,” the official said.

Certain categories of regulations will be exempt from this new policy, including those dealing with the military and national security. The OMB director will also have the ability to waive this policy in certain instances.

Trump has tapped U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to lead the OMB.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bernadette Baum)

 

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FAKE NEWS: Media Report State Department Employees Quit En Masse: They Were Fired

crew-22312113Perhaps the author, Mr. Ben Shapiro was being a bit picky with his words in which he chose to quibble in the title of his article.

 

Fired, quit?

To quote his predecessor, H.R.C., What difference does it make?

When administrations change as they did with the election of Donald J. Trump our President of the United States, those from the past administration are usually asked to resign or leave.

John Kerry had a very difficult job.

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Kerry, a fool, worked for and did the bidding of a bigger fool in Barack Hussein Obama.

To make matters worse, he had to deal with those who the crooked Hillary Clinton made promises.

 

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Yep. Plenty more where those came from. They can fill those critical roles.

With talent you just don’t find in the private sector. Yes sir, noooo problem.

 H/T Image: Earl of Taint

The Wire

By Ben Shapiro
January 26, 2017

On Thursday, media outlets across the international spectrum ran with the story that top-level State Department officials had quit rather than serve under President Trump.

“In the latest display of disquiet among civil servants in Washington over the arrival of the new commander-in-chief, the four top senior officials at the equivalent of America’s foreign ministry, announced that they were standing down,” reported The Independent (UK). “People are quitting the State Department because of Trump,” Business Insider headlined.

Only one problem: these guys didn’t quit. They were fired.

 

As they should have been.

CNN now reports that the Trump administration told undersecretary for management Patrick Kennedy, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Joyce Anne Barr, and director of the Office of Foreign Missions Gentry Smith to take a hike. State Department assistant secretary for Europe Victoria Nuland was also shown the door.

They submitted their letters of resignation as “per tradition at the beginning of a new administration,” said CNN, and the White House gave the okay. A senior State Department official stated, “There is just not any attempt here to dis the President. People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house.”

So why did the media run with the original headline?

Because it made it appear that chaos was running rampant throughout the administration. Posts abandoned! A world in flames! What if Khruschev decided to place nuclear missiles in Cuba at this very moment and there was NO ONE AT THE HELM?!

8In reality, it’s great to see hacks like Kennedy go. Kennedy was a flack for Hillary Clinton.

According to The Hill, a witness “accused senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy of pressuring subordinates to change classified email codes in the interview transcripts” with Hillary Clinton.

How about Nuland? She was responsible for having a CIA memo about the attacks in Benghazi changed to avoid mention of prior security warnings about the consulate, because she was worried that “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either?”

One of the best elements of the new Trump administration is the house-cleaning at the State Department.

We can only hope such house cleaning takes place at other executive branch agencies, whether they resign or are tossed out on their ear, and no matter how loudly the media complain or fib about it.

 

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DisruptJ20 organizers working to physically stop Donald Trump’s presidency

crew-2231211Below we have the opinions and utter nonsense of those who believe their way is the best way to run our country.

 

They are so fortunate to have their words and deeds protected by our First Amendment.

Could they be any more clueless that what they advocate would have them all put behind bars or shot by firing squads depending on which country the chose to have their diapers changed.

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Obvious recipients of participant trophies, they need serious therapy.

Democrats just don’t grasp reality.

They lost…bigly…and no-one cares about their fake, made-up “issues,” or their idiot opinions and ideas.

 

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President Donald Trump’s Inauguration has nothing to do with them, it concerns the citizens of the United States of America…who they hate, despise, and want to destroy.

It ain’t happening, smelly hippy skanks…GO HOME and SHUT UP!!!

 

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Here’s an “interview” with some of the “disrupt j20” leaders, just listen to these mental giants.

Their goal is to make this a “non-peaceful transition of power”…

 

Here are some of their imaginary concerns…

January 20

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“Our Allegiance is not to Make America Great Again, but to all of Humanity and the Planet”-disruptj20…

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The Difference between Winners and Losers

crew-2231211By Jim Campbell,

November 13, 2015

Maya Angelou

Indeed we are all the same.

 

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It takes adults to teach children to hate

 

Think about the video above the next time you want to think about or discuss politics !

 

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Perhaps these losers didn’t learn their lessons that well.

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Medford Oregan’s Patrolmen’s Police Association Posts Photo Of Officers ‘Arresting’ Hillary Clinton

crew-2231211Which begs the question, has the reader ever seen a happy democrat?

 

How about seeing one laugh.

They are absolutely mirthless.  (Source)

It doesn’t happen often.

Is there any wonder this article was removed after being posted?

It will not be long for the Sheriff’s Department to fulfill their obligation to the U.S. Constitution to bring her into custody

 

CBS

MEDFORD (CBS) — A post on the Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association Facebook page caused controversy online over the weekend.

The post showed Medford Police officers at the Fall Festival in Haines Square Saturday posing with a person in a Hillary Clinton mask and prison clothes.

The officers were smiling and holding the person in handcuffs as if they were arresting them.

(Screenshot from Medford Police Patrolmen's Association Facebook page)

(Screenshot from Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association Facebook page)

The caption on the photo read, “Look who MPD grabbed at the Fall Festival in Haines Square today…”

In another photo, the officers posed with someone in a Donald Trump mask, with the caption, “Making America GREAT again in West Medford Square!!”

(Screenshot from Medford Police Patrolmen's Association Facebook page)

(Screenshot from Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association Facebook page)

Harry MacGilvray, president of the Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association, admitted poor judgment in making the post. (Nonsense it was great judgment, the police still have the first Amendment.

“These were Halloween costumes.  It was meant totally as a joke. I apologize if this offended anyone in any way,” MacGilvray said in a statement. “I never expected this sort of reaction. It was poor judgment on my part.”

No, it wasn’t, I don’t accept your apology, this is going out all over the Blogosphere through social  networking, thank you very much. 

The posts have since been removed.###

 

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