Did you notice that the CA had nothing about Rep. Steve Cohen’s desire to give disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok a purple heart on Friday? The comment had occurred on Thursday easily before their deadline, but it didn’t make Friday’s edition.
Why was that, do you think? Not important?
Did you also notice that the story they finally ran on Saturday was written by someone from Nashville?
Really on top of things, the CA.
They probably would have let the whole thing pass if Memphis vets did not voice their anger and disgust.
Cohen tried to backtrack from his remark, but he really didn’t apologize. He said, “I regret mentioning the Purple Heart medal at yesterday’s hearing. My intent was to speak metaphorically to make a broader point about attacks against the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into a Russian attack on our country. I have nothing but the highest respect for members of the Armed Forces, especially those who have been awarded Purple Hearts, as well as the hard working men and women at the FBI. We are safe because of their service and sacrifice.”
But in his weekly email to constituents that came out earlier on Friday, he bragged about his interaction on the Mueller probe. He said, “The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee on which I serve held a hearing Thursday to take the testimony of FBI Agent Peter Strzok. I was saddened by the Majority’s attempts to use the hearing as an opportunity to attack the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Russia attacked our country, and I believe we ought to be focusing on keeping our nation safe rather than attacking the Department of Justice. See my exchange with Agent Strzok here” and provided a clip of his exchange:
Doesn’t sound like vets’ anger mattered to him then.
I was watching the hearing when he made his sorry remarks and immediately was disgusted. Others were, too and the disgust with him was voiced by many people, famous and ordinary citizens.
Alan Dershowitz talks to FBN’s Maria Bartiromo about the Strzok testimony and singles out Steve Cohen as the one responsible for the worst comment. (The conversation past that is interesting, too.)
Rudy Giuliani slammed Cohen on Twitter: “Congressman Steve Cohen wants to give biased renegade Agent Strzok the Purple Heart. Now he wants to impeach the President even though DOJ disclosed that the latest indictments yield no evidence of American involvement. This is pathological.”
And he added, “@RepCohen should apologize to every wounded veteran and the families of all fallen heroes. Saying Strzok should get a Purple Heart. Disgusting.”
Comments on blogs were outraged as well. Many wondered how Memphis could elect such a man.
I wonder, too.
One local veteran, a former employee at the VA hospital, is organizing a protest targeting Cohen and the VA’s practices. He asked, “How do you compare someone getting wounded in combat to someone getting in trouble for message he sent?”
A date for the march has not been set yet, but we will hopefully find out soon.
Unfortunately, Rep. Steve Cohen is on the committee questioning FBI chief Peter Strzok today.
You know that assures that idiotic statements reflecting poorly on Memphians will be flowing from his clown pie hole.
Cohen began by telling Strzok, “If I could give you a purple heart, I would.”
Then he riffed on how bad the Russians are and how instrumental Strzok has been “dedicating” his career to finding Russian interference in America. (By the way, isn’t that more the CIA’s job than the FBI? Talk about mission creep.)
Cohen continued, “It’s astonishing to me that you would be put on trial like this today. We don’t want young people seeing things that put bad things about the FBI and the DOJ on the front page.”
He railed at the Republicans, saying they “won’t accept what the Inspector General said, that he found no bias…there is no reason for this hearing, no reason at all, but it puts it on the front page…the Russians are loving it.”
Cohen wasn’t finished. He accused Republicans of trying to influence the people who watch Fox News. I’m surprised he didn’t pull out the dated slur “Faux News.” This is “nothing but a ruse to make people think the Mueller examination is biased.”
Being the hipster he is, Cohen then referenced a 1992 movie. “Like Jack Nicholson in ‘A Few Good Men,’ you can’t handle the truth,” he said of the committee, “and the truth is this is the most corrupt administration ever and it will be exposed by Robert Mueller thank God.”
Cohen swims in the corrupt swamp, so he’d find it hard to identify corruption, wouldn’t he?
Actor James Wood took offense to what Cohen said and tweeted: “How dare this squealing sycophant pig #Cohen denigrate the integrity of the Purple Heart? To what depths will #Democrats sink to protect their fellow swamp denizens?”
And Diamond and Silk tweeted: “Mr. Cohen just said that Peter Strzok deserves a medal of honor. We believe he may have gotten his words twisted and mistaken medal with metal. We say the only thing he deserves is some metal around his wrists called handcuffs.”
Someone who on twitter goes by the name Super Elite CRAM-A-LOT calls attention to the above painting. Once you start looking at it as he/she did, you do find a lot of interesting pieces of information.
Here’s what CRAM-A-LOT says about it:
1. The papers signify to me the removal of regulation.
2. Notice the side which should be disheveled is opposite, all his hair should be flying. But the “right side” isn’t.
3. Right side also showing tears? It may be he’s crying for a return to sanity for others?
4. The red of the tie is protecting the flag pinned to his suit.
5. His look of steel resolve even a storm not impacting.
6. Hands in a classic steeple indicating ability to listen and act.
7. I know our brains look for patterns, but I swear there’s an angel cloud shape above
8. Is there some writing and symbols on the left side curtain?
9. I assume the desk is very old, and he looks like the hardwood of the desk.
Looking just noticed the tie makes a “V” which is Victory.
The storm seems calm coming from the right blowing away left(his perspective) Storm inside & out.
I see three “w”’s. His hands form mirror of the letter and the papers flying off form a “w” as well.
Desk was gift from Queen Victoria from the Resolute. (Thanks) he’s merged with desk.
Figures reported are an Angel overhead, inside of that a rabbit or donkey.
Flying phone done with “phone and pen”
Lots of people seeing a lot of significant stuff.
Others added to his observations: Few more I might amend. The storm is inside and outside. Blowing from the right. His tie makes a “V” for victory.
Weathering the MFing storm to get our country back on track. I had no idea it was going to come in the form of Donald Trump, but this exactly what I’ve been hoping for since I started paying attention to politics
“I am the storm…”
He is the storm.
He is the unflappable calm in the storm
Another added this to the picture:
The storm is here. He is isn’t affected in the least. Because the storm is from the right and it is causing total upheaval on his left. Even the phone is cleansed by the storm’s fury. That is what I see.
The origin of the painting appears to have come from Time magazine that used it on the cover.
As this twitter person said, “they couldn’t have flattered him more had they depicted him parting the Red Sea.”
The media never has understood what they are up against.
A commentator on a blog site succinctly summarized yesterday’s Rod Rosenstein hearing:
Rod Rosenstein: I’m the boss, but it wasn’t my responsibility. I signed it, but I can’t tell you what it says because it’s classified. I didn’t know Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS because we don’t talk about ongoing investigations. Peter Strzok didn’t tell me Lisa Page told him how to lie to his wife about their affair, but if he flunked a polygraph test I wouldn’t have known if that meant he was lying about what he had for lunch because I am the Assistant Director of the Office of Refusal to Answer, sir, not the Office of Professional Process and Obfuscation.
If we find bias, we’ll send out a memo so that all of our employees who are working around the clock to satisfy your stupid requests will know to stop tweeting about what they REALLY think about President Trump until after we find a evidence of his intent to win an election, which would be an impeachable offense. Perhaps by then we’ll get back to you. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember the question you asked me that I said I wouldn’t answer.
Rosenstein bobbed and weaved. As the commentator says, he was awash in excuses.The only ones he didn’t use were I was sick that day and the dog ate my homework.
The Republicans on the committee questioned him well. Unfortunately, our Congressman Steve Cohen is also on the committee. He chose the route of praising Bob Mueller, saying he had been a Marine in Vietnam, got a purple heart and therefore was above scrutiny. Cohen also looked the clown. He wore a light yellow jacket and with his bald top and stringy side hair he looked like a clown. All he needed was a big red nose.
By the way, if you think Rosenstein is unbiased, take a look at his wife. Here she is sitting next to him on a previous occasion.
Her name is Lisa Barsoomian. She is a U.S. attorney, graduated from Georgetown Law and is a protege of Mueller and Comey.
According to this listing, she:
with her boss R Craig Lawrence represented Bill Clinton in 1998. Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times.
You may be saying to yourself, okay who cares, who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman.
Apparently someone does.
Someone out there cares so much that they’ve purged all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals court dockets
Someone out there cares so much that the Internet has been purged of all information pertaining to Barsoomian.
Historically this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative.
Additionally Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. And although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH gov.
The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health.
This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities. It’s a cover, so big deal right, I mean what does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter.
Barsoomian’s loyalties are tainted.
How could this not have influenced Rosenstein? This clearly violates the appearance of impropriety attorney’s rules. Both owe their careers as US attorneys to Mueller, Obama, Bush, and the Clintons. Impartiality? That’s impossible.
Rod Rosenstein has no business involving himself in the Hillary Clinton-DNC funded Steele dossier and the ongoing Russia investigation. Much less the selection of his mentor and his wife’s mentor Robert Muller as Special Counsel. The rules of ethics, funny, required his refusal.
I believe the IG report – which was stalled in the DOJ for three weeks – underwent a few “revisions” shall we say. The tenor of the whole thing vs. the tenor of the summary don’t jive.
Even before it came out, some in Congress had doubts about it and asked for the original version plus the changes made to it.
This appears a wise move.
Whether they will get it, it’s hard to say. The FBI and DOJ have been stonewalling Congress for more than a year.
The bulk of the report appears to be example after example of bias and wrongdoing in the FBI. The summation, which I’m not sure Inspector General Horowitz wrote, found the opposite conclusion.
That’s all the media needed and when all chirp the same summary, “No political bias” you can bet the word was spread around to say this. Probably headed up by Obama who is not staying in DC for his daughter’s schooling. Rather, he’s HQ for Trump opposition and dissemination and for propaganda.
This “Q” on Twitter who has a lot of followers and appears to know things posted this the day before the release of the report:
On June 11 Q said:
There will be many redactions.
Why was the EO put on ice?
To wait for the release of the ‘Clinton Investigation’ portion of the IG report?
To include in the DECLAS?
Why would it be important to include? (all in one)
Optics are meaningful.
Political hit job narrative.
R’s v D’s.
Not right v wrong.
END OF THE D PARTY [leaders].
Who appointed Huber?
Slowly & carefully.
Meanwhile, many people feel like this commentator on a website:
What everyone should fear is that we have a Gestapo-like organization as our highest law enforcement agency in the land – practically all of them are anti-American, Leftist fascists. The idea that they had no problem with Clinton’s PRIVATE Email server and the sending of classified information to every Tom, Dick and Harry, should scare people. Writing 302s After interviews, without recordings – never meet with the FBI without a lawyer. Director Wray’s press conference yesterday was a disgrace. Words are Behavior.
What we say goes to state of mind. It’s who we are, and those same words propel our functioning in our jobs and daily lives.
The IG Report insults the intelligence of the American people. If I met one of those elitist snobs who said what they did about Ohioans, Trump supporters in general, I’d sneer them into oblivion. They have NO idea of the caliber of people we are, our education, our knowledge, our darn Common Sense! I’d rather hang out with Deplorables than any of the trash who think they’re better than us.
If you notice, in the report we aren’t just deplorables anymore; now we’re POS.
The press conference FBI chief Christopher Wray gave yesterday was atrocious. This commentator nails it:
Wray’s attitude in the press event was tone deaf.
The clear evidence of bias is obvious to everyone but the swamp Anacondas and Rock Pythons.
I suppose Wray and company might prove me wrong by cleaning house over the coming weeks and referring bad actors for prosecution.
I just sense a fealty to the agency by the overseers that is counter to the actual corruption. Wray talking about the low turn over rate and the high standards for selection of interns……..just disgusting.
I’ve had more than quite enough, given the systematic failure of the agency with Boston, Mandalay, Pulse, etc. The agents busy themselves with queering an election, and Wray talks about how selective the agency is in its personnel decisions. Nice slither, ass clown.
I know rank and file, they are fine fire arms instructors, but I’ve lost respect, the bias is so obvious. I no longer trust the agency and I don’t see my confidence being restored.
We shall see what Huber does to these bastards and bitches. I am waiting. Maybe some rough criminal prosecutions and lengthy time behind bars will sober these people up. That is to come.
As always, our government’s bureaucratic leadership is riven with self absorption and corruption.
We shall see what Huber does.
Looks to me like a certain Tree needs watering.