‘Why does a dog lick himself? Because he can…’
Hillary Clinton, her sycophants, the DNC, the democrats in general, and the MSM all believed she would be POTUS. ALL of them.
Here is a question that not only demands being seriously asked after over a year of failed proof of a Trump-Russia collusion but has continued to expose the Clinton and Obama administration collusion during the 2016 election…
Glenn Reynolds @ Instapundit:
SO THIS PIECE RAISES A QUESTION: Convinced of a Hillary victory, they thought nobody would ever know.
But if they thought Hillary was sure to win, why bother spying on Trump? A sinister reason: To prosecute him — for something, anything they could discover — after he lost, so as to properly cow Hillary’s opposition. That might be true, but on the other hand, LBJ spied on Goldwater when his win was assured, and Nixon did the same vs. McGovern. Why would unthreatened incumbents spy on opponents they expect to lose? Maybe they do it for the same reason a dog licks himself: Because he can.
Flashback: “Hypothesis: The spying-on-Trump thing is worse than we even imagine, and once it was clear Hillary had lost and it would inevitably come out, the Trump/Russia collusion talking point was created as a distraction.”
After over a year of Mueller’s costly investigation with his team of Clinton operatives and donors on the payroll there has yet to be one glaring piece of evidence that Donald Trump and/or his campaign had any even remote likeness of “collusion” with Russia in the 2016 election. Instead Mueller has, what amounts to, done nothing but throw weak and unrelated chum into the water for the MSM and the rest of the anti-Trump mob to pounce on as “SEE! SEE! SEE! WE KNEW IT!!!” breathless bullshit narrative.
What has Mueller really produced? Well, a couple hits on former campaign members who allegedly “lied” to the FBI (which might whittle down to forgetfulness or misstatements, Flynn’s alleged foul in his questioning by the now filthy stained FBI guy poli-sexting his FBI lovebird… well, you know what they said and planned, etc.) and shit that some of the indicted did long before (years) being on Trump’s 2016 campaign! But with the liberals/democrats, guilt by association is a crime only the republicans can be fully guilty of…
Mueller threatening new charges against Paul Manafort in bid to deplete ‘resources,’ attorney says
Special counsel Robert Mueller is threatening to file more criminal charges in new jurisdictions against Paul Manafort, his attorney said in a court filing that suggests prosecutors are deliberately trying to deplete his client’s “resources.”
The Manafort investigation is headed by career prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, who is known for rough investigative tactics to squeeze targets and gain guilty pleas. Mr. Weissmann said in a court filing that Mr. Manafort has expressed doubts that he can “maintain the payments on all his mortgages.” His Trump Tower condominium is at risk of foreclosure, he said.
Mr. Manafort’s attorney, Kevin M. Downing, filed his argument Feb. 16 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to support his lawsuit against the Justice Department. He is asking District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to end the special counsel’s investigation of Mr. Manafort.
Mr. Downing charges that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein violated the Justice Department’s regulation for special counsels in May when he granted Mr. Mueller an open-ended mandate to investigate matters outside his appointed task: Russia election meddling and any Trump involvement.
So, now it is the unelected “Special Council’s” purpose, whose duty is to the federal government, to ruin private American citizens?
The overreach in this long and empty investigation is ridiculous and quickly entering horrendous (if not already there), to say the least, but the Hillary Clinton connections keep revealing themselves:
Mueller’s top gun in Russia probe known for hardball tactics, overturned rulings – Has history of intimidating low-level Mafiosos and corporate figures to force them to snitch
Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann has a reputation for hard-charging tactics — and sometimes going too far
And a timely reminder from Breitbart’s archives: ‘Shattered’ Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary’s Loss
The authors detail how Clinton went out of her way to pass blame for her stunning loss on “Comey and Russia.”
“She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,” a longtime Clinton confidant is quoted as saying.
The book further highlights how Clinton’s Russia-blame-game was a plan hatched by senior campaign staffers John Podesta and Robby Mook, less than “within twenty-four hours” after she conceded:
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.
The Clinton camp settled on a two-pronged plan — pushing the press to cover how “Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign, overshadowed by the contents of stolen e-mails and Hillary’s own private-server imbroglio,” while “hammering the media for focusing so intently on the investigation into her e-mail, which had created a cloud over her candidacy,” the authors wrote.
The blinding facts remain that the real empirical evidence of “collusion” with Russia (and with another foreign entity in that of dossier dude Christopher Steele) is Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the damn DNC…
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska faces questions over links to British ex-spy behind Trump ‘dirty’ dossier
Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee has written to Deripaska’s lawyer
Chuck Grassley demanded to know if the Christopher Steele works with him
Ex-MI6 spy wrote 35 page dossier containing lurid allegations about Trump
Dossier claims Russians collected material to blackmail the President
House Republicans launch ‘Phase 2’ of Trump dossier probe
Sara Carter: Nunes Demands Answers from Senior Obama Officials on Steele Dossier: How much did Obama know about the dossier before Jan. 5th 2017?
Meanwhile: Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation? – New evidence indicates a controversial former Feinstein staffer targeted by the CIA is directing Fusion GPS’s post-election dossier operation.
Sean Davis wants to know if Jones had any contact with Feinstein about Fusion’s work through the past year and a half and, if so, if she disclosed that to the committee as a possible conflict of interest.
And remember: It was Feinstein who unilaterally leaked a transcript of Simpson’s testimony in the Senate, which, for some reason I couldn’t possibly guess at, had the names of Fusion employees all redacted even though that information is easily discoverable by public searches.
These people are nothing if not incestuous.
Friday’s weekend docu-dump from the Muller investigation indicting over a dozen Russian bots and a couple Russian companies for using false identity on social media, etc.-etc.-etc., charges they will never extradite any of them to the U.S. for trial…
Byron York: A non-alarmist reading of the Mueller Russia indictment
Andrew C. McCarthy: Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction
That is certainly a fair assessment of what the indictment alleges. The account is disturbing, but its form leaves many of us underwhelmed. Our government says Russia is levying war. It is attacking a foundational institution — the electoral system of our democratic society and, more basically, our society’s cohesion as such. Our response should not be, nor appear to be, the filing of a lawsuit. That is provocatively weak.
The Russia probe has been a counterintelligence investigation, as it should be. That is why I’ve complained from the first that it was inappropriate to put a prosecutor in charge of it. This contention is reiterated in my weekend column. The main thrust of this complaint has been that a prosecutor should not be assigned unless there is first strong evidence of a crime. But that is not the half of it.
A government lawyer is a hammer who sees every problem as the nail of a lawsuit. As we saw in the Clinton and Obama years (and will tend to see in transnational-progressive governments that prize legal processes over the pursuit of national interests by the most effective means available), administrations dominated by government lawyers find even belligerent provocations by a foreign power to be fit for judicial resolution.
To the contrary, we use counterintelligence rather than criminal investigation to thwart foreign adversaries because prosecution is a woefully inadequate response. The point of counterintelligence is to gather information so we can stop our enemies, through meaningful retaliation and discouragement. Generally, that means diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and, in extreme cases, military means. It could mean deploying our own cyber capabilities. The idea is not to invade every rogue nation. It is to respond to provocations in a manner that hurts our rivals — conveying that the prohibitive cost we will exact makes attacking us against their interests.
That cannot be accomplished by a mere indictment on which no one will be tried.
Mueller’s allegations will never be tested in court. That makes his indictment more a political statement than a charging instrument. To the extent there are questions about whether Russia truly meddled in the election, the special counsel wants to end that discussion (although his indictment will not satisfy those skeptical about Russia’s responsibility for hacking Democratic accounts, or who wonder why the FBI and Justice Department never physically examined DNC servers). Otherwise, the indictment demonstrates that the special counsel has been hard at work. That is as it should be. Through all the months of public debate over whether there was criminal-collusion evidence against the president, we have stressed that the main focus of the counterintelligence investigation is the Kremlin, not the White House. It is good, then, that Russia has gotten so much of the special counsel’s attention.
What is not good is that he is a special counsel as opposed to, say, a high-ranking intelligence or defense official. It is only natural that a prosecutor sees his job as making a criminal case, but that is not really what is called for under the circumstances.
And Mueller and company continue to look for fleas on this dead dog named “Trump-Russia Collusion”…
Mueller team charges lawyer linked to ex-Trump adviser with lying to FBI
Judge Nap explains the twisted technique Mueller is using…
Media Start To Second-Guess Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’ Conspiracy Theory
That total lack of evidence has some establishment journalists finally wondering if there wasn’t any Trump-Russia collusion after all, despite Democratic conspiracy theories to the contrary.
CNN Host Frets Fox News Will Be Critical of Guest Comparing Russia Interference to Pearl Harbor
Ace @ AoSHQ: Politico Reporter: What If This RUSSIA Gate Story Is All Bullshit?
The article isn’t worth reading, to be honest — he desperately wants to keep his position within the Liberal Bubble and mostly just writes about reasons to cling to belief that there’s something there.
Maybe these MSM types scratching their pimple-covered heads should get a copy of “Shattered” and see how they were nothing but “useful idiot” tools to a Clinton machine operation to UNDERMINE OR DEMOCRACY!!! as they are so inclined to throw at Pres. Trump every step of their crooked way. The MSM did a YUGE part in forming and pushing this horrible false narrative that Trump and Russia colluded in the 2016 election, thereby keeping Hillary Clinton from taking the throne she, and only she, was entitled to. The fact is, for all the traction the MSM and libs think they can get out of Mueller’s Friday dumpage the fact remains the only people who were really influenced by that Russian “interference” by those indicted Russians were the MSM and the liberals, and not the voters…
CNNMSNBC PUSHED RUSSIA-SPONSORED RALLY…
Michael Moore Participated?
The liberals, democrats, and MSM (I repeat myself via the 21st Century Thesaurus) is growingly pissed Trump has yet to condemn Moscow for the tampering of Russian individuals, who as yet have no Russian government/Putin connection exposed. Yeah, that would be great leadership diplomacy, eh? The sitting U.S. POTUS condemning another government for something there is no proof they were involved in.
Crazy Adam Schiff Attacks POTUS Over Russian Trolls Interfering in 2016 Election – Twitter Responds
CNN Host Frets Fox News Will Be Critical of Guest Comparing Russia Interference to Pearl Harbor
Trump turns Obama quote on election-rigging against him in Russia debate
Trump asks why Obama didn’t ‘do something about Russian meddling’
Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Obama helped Russia more than any admin in history
Twitchy: Getting nervous? Dem Sen. ‘warns’ Mueller not to release his findings near the election
AT: Chasing Windmills with Deadly Consequences
The priorities of the FBI include protecting the U.S. against foreign intelligence and espionage, against cyber-attacks, and combating public corruption and violent crimeat all levels.
It seems to me they have failed bigly, especially as recent revelations show that the FBI and DOJ are in the midst of the biggest public corruption scandal of our time. Instead through dereliction of their statutory duties, they are responsible for numerous needless deaths.
The FBI, working with and under the DOJ, have pursued a political agenda, not one of the priorities listed on the FBI website. First, they turned a blind eye to true political corruption: Fast and Furious, Cliven Bundy, Lois Lerner and her weaponized IRS, Uranium One, Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play. Scandals all buried to protect the bosses, from Eric Holder to Barack Obama. And their anointed successor, Hillary Clinton.
Rather than “combating public corruption at all levels”, the FBI instead had a new priority. Meddling in a presidential election, attempting to destroy one candidate and elect another.
And after having failed, their new priority was to destroy the duly elected President, crippling his administration or better yet removing him from office. So much for the FBI mission of “upholding the Constitution.” More like undermining the Constitution.
While chasing windmills of Trump-Russia collusion, which after several years of investigation, is nothing but the Loch Ness monster. What has the FBI not been doing? With deadly consequences.
Just days ago, multiple tip and warnings given to the FBI concerning the Florida school shooter went unheeded, with predictable consequences.
It’s not just the recent Florida shooting either. The FBI was warned, by Russia no less, about the Tsarnaev brothers, the Boston Marathon Bombers. What other warnings went unheeded? Charleston, Pulse Nightclub, Fort Hood, Benghazi.
A politicized FBI, straying far from its mission, becoming a weaponized political arm of the ruling party, is leaving Americans in danger. Spending over a year investigating and discovering the obvious, that Russians meddle in American politics, distracted the FBI from its primary mission of “protecting the American people.”
Mueller’s indictments are truly a nothingburger. Russians, not the Russian government, meddled in the election. And after the election. Not for a particular candidate but to cause chaos and confusion.
The distractions worked, but most of these distractions are self-inflicted, the FBI playing politics rather than law enforcement. Not only failing to stop mass killers before they struck, but also crippling the President. A constant cloud over his head, impeding his ability to govern and fulfill his Constitutional duties…
Ken Cuccinelli: Trump is exonerated by Mueller indictment of Russians
How A Plea Reversal From Michael Flynn Could Uncover More Federal Corruption: Did Robert Mueller’s office withhold other evidence in Michael Flynn’s prosecution, either from the FISA court or from Flynn’s attorneys? There is reason to believe so.
Judge Orders Mueller to Provide Flynn’s Attorneys With ‘Any Exculpatory Evidence’
PROOF: Obama Actively Participated in Setup of Flynn
As The New York Post reported, Flynn was set up.
In dramatic testimony Monday, Obama holdover Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she warned the incoming White House its newly installed national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was “compromised” by a lie and therefore a potential “blackmail target” of the Russians. President Trump can be forgiven for ignoring her warning. It was Yates who was blackmailing him.
It’s clear from recent revelations that President Obama and his holdovers had a morbid fear of Lt. Gen. Flynn, an anti-Islamic terror hawk, and were gunning for him early in the transition, long before rumors he was involved in any alleged Russian conspiracy.
So we have a fired and disgraced National Security Adviser warning President Trump that Flynn had been “compromised”. Her proof came from a dossier created by Hillary Clinton’s minions. That dossier was then presented to the media as an FBI-authenticated document, with which the FBI used the media to present their faked information as gospel.
Editorial: Romney Was Right: Will the old gullibility return?
Mexican Nationals Meddled and Colluded in the 2016 Election
Most importantly, perhaps, the Mueller investigation has established that meddling by foreign nationals in a U.S. election is real and problematic. This being so, the DOJ and FBI might want to turn their attention to the role Mexican nationals played in the 2016 election. They will not have to dig deep to find evidence.
A good place to start searching would be the audio the journalists of Project Veritas recorded in their undercover stings of the Hillary Clinton campaign. To make the search easier, James O’Keefe has documented many of these conversations in his new book, American Pravda.
In the course of one sting, Democratic operative Scott Foval explained to Project Veritas’s “Steve Packard” how he paid people to incite violence at Trump rallies. “What I call it is ‘conflict engagement.’ Conflict engagement in the lines at Trump rallies,” Foval told Steve. “We’re starting anarchy here.”
“I’m saying we have mentally ill people that we pay to do [s—],” Foval continued. “Make no mistake. Over the last twenty years, I’ve paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff, and I’ve also taken them for dinner, and I’ve also made sure they had a hotel and a shower, and I put them in a program.” Foval had a particular affection for union supporters. “They’ll do whatever you want,” he added. “They’re rock ‘n’ roll.”
Foval led the Project Veritas team to a man named Bob Creamer, the head of a firm called Democracy Partners. “I’m the white hat,” Foval told Steve. “Democracy Partners is kind of a dark hat. I will probably end up being a partner there at some point because our philosophy is actually the same.”
For the record, Creamer is a big-time Democratic player. He is married to Chicago-area congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and is close to both the Obamas and the Clintons. According to visitor logs, Creamer made more than 340 trips to the White House during the Obama years, with 45 of those meetings including the president in attendance…
AT: Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party