Unless you have been off the grid or in a coma for the last year or so, I’m sure you know the story of Comey’s involvement in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as well as the investigation into Trump’s supposed collaboration with the Russian government. In fact, I have even written previously about the FBI investigation’s potential impact on the election in my article:
“Anthony Weiner’s Wiener Could Help Determine Winner Of Presidential Election” (http://www.diabolicalrantings.com/2016/10/fbis-second-clinton-investigation-takes.html
Then last week, Hillary Clinton made the comment at a speaking engagement that if the election had been on October 27th (the day before Comey notified Congress that the investigation into Clinton was being re-opened), that she had no doubt that she would be President. Interestingly, she made no mention of the fact that she was quite possibly the worst, most corrupt Presidential candidate in the history of the United States.
Throughout the years that I have been interested in and aware of politics, I cannot remember another time when the public’s opinion of a key figure flip-flopped so many times.
Comey began investigating Clinton and her illegal use of a private email server: Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him.
Comey closes the investigation into Clinton and recommends no charges: Republicans hate him – Democrats love him.
Comey announces new evidence has been uncovered and the investigation into Clinton is being re-opened: Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him.
Comey announces that the new evidence had been reviewed and the investigation into Clinton is being closed again: Republicans hate him – Democrats love him.
Clinton loses the election: Democrats Hate him – Republicans love him.
FBI opens investigation into allegations of Russian “meddling” in our election to ensure a Trump victory: Republicans hate him – Democrats love him.
Whether you agreed with his actions or not, I hope you will at least agree that he was in a difficult position. If I had his job, I probably would have resigned long before now, and I definitely would have begged my doctor for a Xanax prescription. When Comey first became a household name, at the beginning of the Clinton investigation, I remember several news anchors describing him, since most of us were barely even aware of who he was at that point.
I recall him being described as strict, by the book, and not afraid of stepping on toes. It was said that he was possibly the most qualified person in the country to hold the FBI Director title, since he refused to allow party affiliation to ever come into play in investigations. One comical host even joked that Comey was such a hard-ass, that he would investigate his own mother if he thought she might have broken the law.
This opinion however, did not last long. It took almost no time before people began spewing their hatred for the man, only because he appeared to possibly be reaching a conclusion that could hurt their preferred Presidential candidate. I have always heard that if you have enemies, it means you once stood up for something you believed. So I would say that in Comey’s case, since most of the country hated him at one point, he was probably the best man for the job – a job that he now lost due to that un-wavering commitment to finding the truth.
I must say that I find it ironic how the Democrat’s opinion of Comey changed so quickly. Just last week, they were essentially blaming him for Clinton’s loss. Now, however, Trump has fired him, so the Democrats in their standard post-election fashion, must oppose the decision. Suddenly I quit hearing how Comey was to blame for the loss. This blame was quickly replaced by cries that Comey must have been close to uncovering something in the investigation into Russian involvement, which surely would have guaranteed an impeachment of Trump.
It’s all just the same rhetoric being spewed over and over again by the left. At this point, there really is no reason for them to even go to the trouble of opposing each individual action Trump takes or doesn’t take. We get it, liberals hate Trump, even though most of them don’t even know why. They might as well just issue one “blanket opposition” to every single thing Trump says and does for the remainder of his presidency. Then Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren can go back to their Bingo game at the nursing home and leave “running the country” to those of us not caught up in blind hatred for our opposition.
So do I agree with Trump’s decision to terminate Comey? Based only on the information I currently have, no, I do not. I don’t think it was the right decision, at least not currently. But it was inevitable that it would eventually happen. Comey was way too involved in the election to escape without a scratch, even though I believe the actions he took were mostly with the right intentions. I think Comey genuinely wanted to make sure everyone knew the truth, so the right person could win the election. I don’t believe that desire was due to any personal bias toward or against either candidate, but rather a desire for everyone to know the truth, whatever it might be.
Unfortunately for Comey, and as we saw with the liberals’ reaction to the Wikileaks document dumps, Democrats believe that anyone who uncovers evidence of their corruption is guilty of trying to influence the outcome of the election. I’m sorry, but if the truth is so damaging to you, perhaps you need to look at why you have chosen to oppose it.
The Minnesota Republican Senate Disgraces Itself
by John Hugh Gilmore on May 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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Paint It Black: Ellison At The Humphrey School
by John Hugh Gilmore on April 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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The Davids: Hann For Chair, Pascoe For Deputy
by John Hugh Gilmore on April 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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Easy Fall Comfort Soup Recipes
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Las Vegas: Moving Forward
by Michael Geiger on October 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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Tale of Two Seasons
by Mitch Bendis on October 16, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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Arizona senator John McCain has worked tirelessly to thwart President Trump and the rule of law in our country. In these past two months McCain has denigrated Trump overseas in a fashion that even surpasses the Democrats innuendo and lies about our President. Claiming that even Congress is not to be trusted in investigating the supposed Russian meddling, which has been debunked by the past administration and members of the intelligence community, he has thrown the members of the Congress under the bus. The senator is now standing with those who would impeach President Trump or at the very least create an atmosphere of agitation and chaos to make it as difficult as possible for President Trump to govern. A vocal opponent to Candidate and then President Trump McCain has stated that “The NEW WORLD ORDER is under enormous strain” and in a struggle with radicalism. Not explain what he thought of as radicalism, it is clear to see that populism and nationalism, both given a bad name by the media and progressive/socialists was the main focus of his rant.
Speaking overseas to bash our President is McCain’s favorite locale. Where before the waters edge was a line that politicians would not cross to speak ill of one another, McCain has taken top bashing our President at every turn while outside the country. McCain is a globalist, and has spoken of the New World Order with admiration. At the German Marshall Fund Forum in Brussels this eminent RINO spoke of not meeting with Trump since he took office. At the forum he spoke of President Trump and the government of “pissant citizens.”
In order to make himself more relevant he speaks daily to the National Seurity Advisor and Defense Secretary. His opinion of himself is that he thinks he can commandeer the National Security and Defense departments from the President, he is trying to run the defense policy for the country and ignore the President. Does making our President look small while on foreign soil do anything for the real power in the government?
At the Joint Session of Congress for Trumps speech McCain felt it was beneath him to talk to the President according to accounts in open sources. McCain also called for an independent committee to investigate the “involvement” and “collusion” of the Trump campaign with the Russians. The media has already convinced the people of this country that the leaks were from the Russians to Wikileaks without ANY proof. That Obama DNI and NSA has already said there is not evidence, and yet, John McCain in concert with the Democrats, the media and the globalists who donate to him refuse to let it go. Of course, McCain will hand pick who would be on the committee, and it would be expected that it would filled with deep state loyalists like McCain and Lindsey Graham. No finding would be made but it would wind up bashing President Trump and whitewashing Obamas involvement. It would also keep the controversy, such as it is, ongoing.
McCain feels that a senior statesman and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee there is nothing wrong with his meeting overseas with anyone he wants, including Al-Qaeda and ISIS who he rebranded as moderates and freedom fighters in relation to Syria.
In 2011 McCain attended the US-Islamic Forum cosponsored by Qatar and the United States held for the first time in the U.S. McCain attended the forum and stated that the “arab Spring” was a “seismic event” he was thrilled to be a part of. His part has been shown to have been in Bengahzi when 800 rifles were sent from Benghazi to Misrata. It was at this same time, on the same day that the rifles were being transported when McCain told Al-Jazeera that the Libyan rebels, an integral part of the Muslim Brotherhood were his “heroes”. A little more than a year later it was John McCain denounced Michelle Bachmann for being concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood connections of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest advisor.
In Egypt McCain has fomented anger by making misleading and totally false statements. From the head of the Egyptian Judge Club to the leader of the youth movement for democracy commonly called Tamarod to the media have called for McCain and his compatriots that are part of the Muslim Brotherhood to stay out of Egyptian affairs and let the people of Egypt to decide their own fate.
Both McCain and his partner Lindsey Graham have felt the need to interfere in Egyptian politics by calling for the release of all Muslim Brotherhood prisoners. These prisoners that McCain wants released are guilty of terrorism, murdereing fellow Egyptians and cinsiracy against their government with foreign powers including the American government and John McCain. McCain called the June 30 revolution a “military coup” ignoring the millions of people in the street protesting against a Muslim Brotherhood President. Thirty million people took to the streets to oust the Muslim Brotherhood and take their country back.
McCain has also spent time with Khairat al-Shatter the deputy chief of the Muslim Brotherhood before Al-Sahtte was arrested on treason and terrorism charges.
Closer to home, It was McCain during the Hillarycare debacle that forced retired military veterans to start paying for health benefits. In 1995, Hillary Clinton was put in charge of a disastrous health care policy. The program itself was turned down by Congress, but certain parts were allowed to slip through. One part that caused great damage to veterans was the limiting of health care.
One of the lawyers that was working on this was a gentlemen by the name of Phillip Earl Jones from San Antonio. Along with his partner Sean Campbell took the case to the Federal Court. Mr. Jones also discussed the challenge of trying to revive the health care that veterans were promised with Tom Brokaw on the “Fleecing of America in January of 2001. The case (Bothard,et.al vs DOD and DOJ) was scheduled to arrive at the D.C. Court of Appeals when Mr. Jones and Campbell were approached by a few senators who wanted to discuss with them “Tricare for Life”.
“ Tricare for life” was to be a program that continued to make sure the veterans received the benefits that they deserve. In a handshake deal, the case was dismissed among all involved. What was not discussed was that to obtain “Tricare for Life” veterans were required to purchase Medicare Part B at a cost of $216.00 a month. So it still costs more money that many veterans, including myself ,can afford to pay.
It was in 1994 that Congress, with John McCain a leading proponent, established Tricare and cancelled all health care for retirees over 65, forcing them to spend money many of them do not have on Medicare
Major Commands, recruiters, Unit Commands and from the Secretary of Defense on down all made promises that they have broken to veterans that have given a major portion of their lives to the country. The promise of never having to worry about health care costs for a lifetime was a selling point for reenlistments and career choices. Today, there is a deep resentment of this government by veterans to those who have spent years lying to those who protect our country. The low wages that active duty were paid was dismissed as something they must endure to get the free health care they were promised, a promise that those who have never served broke for budget purposes without thinking of the damage done to the veterans involved.
McCain’s Reform Institute is also a question with limited answers, but accepting donations from anyone such as:
Although McCain claims to oppose abortion his institute accepts money from The Tides Foundation, a liberal organization finance by Teresa Heinz Kerry.
The Educational Foundation of America also supports abortion as well as euthanasia and assisted suicide which McCain supposedly opposes.
The Proteus Fund which opposes the nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain, supports gay marriage
The Open Society Institute funded by Nazi collaborator George Soros.
American for Gun Safety who looks to regulate guns and abolish the 2ndAmendment
Why is McCain taking money from organizations that he is vehemently opposed to. Why does the general counsel od the Reform Institute Trevor Potter work as President and General Counsel for the Campaign Legal Center which makes him directly working for George Soros.
McCain has always told his constituents that bog money was hurting politics, and then set up the Reform Institute as a back alley way to fundraise. Since 2001 McCain has been funded and associated with such people as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry. McCain has used the Reform Institute to support him in furthering his agenda in global warming and “comprehensive immigration reform” in opposition to his party’s agenda. Ariana Huffington, a far left liberal has sat on the advisory board of the Reform Institute since it was started.
John McCain has been aptly called a RINO many times, and his actions prove that he may be establishment Republican but he is no conservative. A believer in the New World Order, he has been selling conservatism down the drain since time immemorial. McCain has called for a new “Global Order of Peace” dedicated to the defense and global advancement of democratic principles. This sprung from a theory first called the “Democracy Coalition Project” started in June 2002 and run by the political left including Clinton sycophants with financing from the Open Society Institute of George Soros. Even when campaigning for President, Ariana Huffington who sits on the board of the Reform Institute set up “shadow conventions for fundraising with the financing once again through George Soros
Senator John McCain is a compromised politician whose corruption is legendary. Labeling himself as the “cleaner” and “wiser” politician who was noble enough to pass legislation that gave Soros and other progressive/socialist the opportunity to infiltrate the wishes of the American people by using vast sums of money to lie to the American people.
From Vietnam to the Refugee crisis, John McCain has turned his back on the American people. Only the media can continue to save him until the American people see this man for who he is. From the radio broadcasts in Vietnam to turning his back on POW’s still in Vietnam, to lying to American veterans about healthcare, to doing his part for George Soros to turn this country into a third world hellhole of refugees John McCain is no maverick but another politician willing to say anything.
The whole Russian hacking fake news is going too far and Obama is poking the bear in retaliation.
The White House is ready to retaliate against Russia for its supposed influence on the 2016 presidential election in the form of cyberattacks. Those responses will come in the form of sanctions and diplomacy, according to U.S. officials.
The actions are expected to include expanded sanctions and diplomatic measures, the officials said, in what the administration deems a proportional response to a Russian operation that went beyond cyber hacking activities common among nations.
John Brennan, makes it clear in his interview with NPR, that the actions against Russia is a bad idea.
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said the United States should not retaliate against Russian hacking.
“I don’t think we should resort to some of the tactics and techniques that our adversaries employ against us,” Brennan told NPR. “I think we need to remember what we’re fighting for. We’re fighting for our country, our democracy, our way of life, and to engage.
“And the skullduggery that some of our opponents and adversaries engage in, I think is beneath this country’s greatness.”
Brennan also discussed the war in Syria, saying he did not believe it was over despite the city of Aleppo being taken over by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Aleppo’s fall, to me, is not a sign that there is going to be an end to this conflict because I am convinced that many, many of those oppositionists, the ones who are trying to reclaim their country for their families, for their neighbors, for their children, will continue to fight,” Brennan said.
“This insurgency is not going to go away until there is some type of viable and genuine political process that will bring to power in Damascus a government that is representative of the Syrian people and really will try to repair and recover from this awful war,” he added. Read More at: newsmax.com
t has been an interesting couple of weeks to say the least. The collusion being endlessly touted by the progressive/socialists and the media between the Trump administration and the Russians has been blown out of the water. CNN, NBC, ABC, and the New York Times are all showing righteous indignation about the collusion that never was. Yet they are unsurprisingly quiet about the information that Nunes may have. They will be vocal about how he got the information, in the hope to drown out what that information may say.
In the lead is Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat that shills from California and ranking member of the House Intelligence committee. He declared to all that there Circumstantial evidence of collusion and direct evidence of deception. After the release of the papers that Rep. Nunes was given, Schiff now says there is no definitive proof. Of course, the media played tape constantly of Schiff in the beginning, but have strangely gone silent now. Even members of the entire Intelligence committee have said that they doubt they will find a smoking gun. Perhaps that is because there isn’t one.
The White House invited members of both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to view the documents. There has been no word from Congressman shill Adam Schiff on whether it was the “more than circumstantial evidence” that he claimed to have.
And then there is Evelyn Farkas, a former member of the Obama administration and a Clinton campaign adviser who admitted to urging the Obama administration to gather intelligence on the Trump administration it could find. It appears that the past administration had already started before this, but this is just another example out in the open of the crimes committed by the Obama administration. In her own words-
“I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, to get as much information as you can, before President Obama leaves office, Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior Obama people who left so it would be hidden away. That the Trump folks-if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with the Russians they would try to compromise these sources and methods”
Now why would someone such as Ms. Farkas, who was no longer in government have any information pertaining to intelligence gathering, and have the ability to send such a message to those in intelligence communities and those on “the Hill”?
The how is simple. After Hillary left the State Department, Hillary and six of her aides retained their access to secure materials. Using those credentials and working with those in the Deep State can not only help to attempt to undermine the Trump administration but the integrity of the electoral process as well. Talk of collusion between the Trump administration and the Russians will be forced on the American people for as long as possible. It will used to bludgeon the American people into believing that the Trump administration is illegitimate, and that the progressive/socialist Democrats did not deserve to be thrown out of office as they were.
“Russiagate” as some are calling it will be under investigation for years with no clear answer and no honest facts. The left will use it to attempt to put a cloud over any legislation that the Trump administration attempts, and instead, be forced to explain the false scandals that the mainstream media and Democrats bring up from time to time. They know they can’t win on the facts, so innuendo and smears are all they have. They can not win on policy and so they continue to push a false narrative in the hopes that someone other than their rabid followers will listen. If not, they can use it to rabble rouse the followers they do have in the chaotic and violent confrontation that they will make all the more prevalent.
Rolling Stone, certainly no far right publication and Matt Taibbi have a column describing theis Russia-Trump collusion story as mass hysteria. Going as far as to declare the Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a Russian partisan, Glenn Greenwald is a Russian Shill, and there are Russian moles amongst the FBI agents in New York. Media Matters Eric Boehlert wants to know what type of information the Russians have on Republican Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes. Even reporters are not immune. Matt McDermott, a pollster in the pocket of Democrats wants to know why reporters such as Michael Tracy and Zaid Jilani are not following the theme of the Progressive/socialist agenda.
Has journalism become so bad that if you disagree with the talking points of the progressive/socialists that you will be outed as a possible Russian agent. Will we continue to be accused as being Putin agents as 200 websites were by the Washington Post? Do they really think that one of their candidates standing in front of a crowd and declaring that the intelligence agencies have declared that his opponent is a Putin puppet will win elections?
Paul Manafort, a Trump associate and chair of the Trump campaign for a few months is still being vilified in the press even though the Trump campaign forced him out after allegations of corruption while working with the Ukraine former president Viktor Yanukovych. Removed well before the election and no part of the administration, the progressive/socialists continue to make Paul Manafort a story in the attempt to smear Trump. The fact that the allegations were from a time before Trump had him as a campaign manager doesn’t matter. There are those at the mainstream media that will declare this is proof of collusion.
The main theme of this Russian collusion story was started by a company called “Crowdstrike”. It was this company that the Democrat Party paid for and relied on for information related to the Russian-Trump collusion debacle that we are now engulfed in. Crowdstrike, tied to the Atlantic Council, a think tank funded by George Soros has accepted money in the past for favored policy positions based on promoting disinformation and propaganda. Even the New York Times has named the Atlantic Council as a group that take money from foreign interests to support various agenda around the world. The AP reported that the Atlantic Council has received funding from the Ploughshares Fund another Soros funded organization. Along with the company “Crowdstrike” the Atlantic Council has constantly and consistently claimed that Russia was responsible for hacking the 2016 election.
It was Crowdstrike that did the forensics on the DNC hacked computers, while the FBI was refused access to them. Former CIA Director Michael Morell, James Clapper, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all stated that that is not and never has been any evidence of Russian hacking. Once again, the Democrats will continue to push a false narrative to attempt to bend the American people to an agenda that will only continue to get worse. The continued false claims, innuendo, and false attributions will only continue, and more and more of our citizens will see the left for what it is. An group of agitators using Alinsky tactics in the attempt to destroy the opposition by vilifying all those who disagree with the agenda that have laid out. There are no facts, debate points, of what is for the good of the American people, it is an agenda of pure, raw power that they seek.