Nov. 8 Broke the Spell

I have come to realize that the election November 8 didn’t just elect Donald Trump president. It didn’t just put the GOP in charge of the government. It was much more revolutionary than that.

November 8 changed the American people.

It didn’t change American values and it didn’t change our national identity. It didn’t change our morals or beliefs. It changed how we see the world.

Since the advent of television and television news coverage, Americans – for the most part – have believed that the networks and the cable news networks actually reported facts. We believed that the major broadcasters at least attempted to be fair. Their bureaus seemed filled with intelligent people who might have a different political leaning than some of us, but they wouldn’t make up stories about others. They wouldn’t lie and they would accept what happens and not insert themselves into events.

Newspapers, too, could have their biases, but Americans thought they, too, delivered the truth – mostly.

But on November 8th and 9th all that was shattered. The media will never again manipulate the public.

First, the polls they swore by, even on election night, were 95% wrong. The uber guru Nate Silver’s election predictions were way off. The pundits, who early in the evening foresaw a quick Clinton victory, had to get off their high horses and wallow in the muddy mess they’d made. The news anchors had to admit that Trump had won, which they did grudgingly and sullenly.

It was as if a spell was broken, the witch had melted, and all at once we saw that the emperors had no clothes. Viewers and readers flat out don’t believe them anymore and recognize that what we’re being fed is speculation.

This has turned the media into a frenzy of anger, lying and hysteria. Even after all these months, they still can’t accept reality because it means their power has gone.

If you doubt this, reexamine this week. Washington Post, New York Times, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and all the rest have screamed at us that Trump was guilty of collaborating with the Russians. They pushed story after implausible story to convince us. They made impeachment look inevitable in the next few weeks. They got every kind of expert to contribute to this meme.

The stock market went down dramatically mid week amid all this talk. You, like me, probably turned off the TV and went on to ignore the screaming. There is only so much drama and hysteria we can take.

For most of us not on the East or West coast, all this seems as absurd as it is. We know who they are now. We know what they want. We aren’t listening anymore.

We know they are lying and manipulating. We recognize their motus operandi. We’ve had enough. There are rumblings that news viewership is down. We know newspaper circulation is, too. We are ignoring Hollywood in their Trump hate. Box office is down. So much for blockbusters and summer movie going bonanzas. They have turned us off there, too.

We know who they are and what they want. Their power over us has been lifted.

They will never regain it.

SP Can Expose Creepy Crawlies

While the appointment of a Special Prosecutor might sound like a bad thing for the Trump administration, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.

The Democrats might not like what comes out about them, not Trump. Their Russian narrative may backfire on them in a big way. Critters in the swamp should worry.

For instance, I did not realize until I read this article, that John Podesta had access to the President’s Daily Briefing. President Obama decided that unlike other presidents, he would receive it digitally on a tablet and that he would share it with 30 other people, one of whom was Clinton ally John Podesta.

Here’s the info via Conservative Treehouse. Don’t be dissuaded by length; it is fascinating.

When you recognize how widely the Obama administration disseminated the PDB you begin to realize how easy it was for any foreign entity, including the Russians, to have access to the EXACT SAME daily intelligence brief as President Obama and his National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

An additional character within this wide-dissemination construct would be John Podesta. Remember, after Hillary Clinton stepped down from Secretary of State, she inserted, with Obama’s approval, John Podesta within the White House Senior Advisory staff to keep a communications line open with direct information. Podesta remained in that position throughout 2013, 2014 and into 2015.

Having a known entity like John Podesta with access to the PDB and the unmasked intelligence therein, puts the appropriate highlight on the risk carried by Russian hacking into Podesta’s electronic communications, stored data and email correspondence.

Is it any surprise Russian, or any foreign intelligence group, would then be making attempts to enter the unsecured private email accounts of Secretary Hillary Clinton and her top level staff?

And John Podesta is only one of numerous people who would have access to this PDB information. All of which would potentially be at risk of being read daily by enterprising hackers, or various spies, who would glean a gobsmacking level of information by actually reading the same unmasked intelligence as the President of the United States.

Oh, the angles are almost limitless.

Not only would President Obama and his entire NSC team be gathering operational political intelligence on their political adversaries to include President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team, but they would also be gathering intelligence and unmasking it on other U.S. Officials…..

…..That same unmasked and widespread surveillance, under the auspices of intelligence gathering, was then shared with dozens of administration officials -beyond the likes of the National Security Council, Asst. Defense Secretary Farkas and politicos like John Podesta- which means it was more than likely reviewed, via hacking etc., by our most critical national enemies.

Follow that trail to where it leads and you’ll likely discover the real story that encompasses the motive to create the ‘vast Russian conspiracy‘.

It only took Susan Rice two minutes on MSNBC to highlight the entire motive.

Another March 2nd MSNBC interview takes a new context:

“I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.”

Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.

So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia; so then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were also trying to help get information to the Hill. … That’s why you had the leaking”.

Someone from inside the system added:

“…the posture is worse than you likely imagine. So how classified information gets spread around without too much detail is if I am on Red Team A and involved in operations and running sources and have the same clearance as my buddy on Red Team B in another province of the country and my other buddy just rotated back home and is in DC area or wherever…as long as we all have the same clearances, I can email/forward say my source notes, intelligence summaries, graphic intelligence summaries (GRINTSUM), to those buddies of my mine along with a wink, wink don’t share this with anyone else.

“Do they have the clearance to view it? Yes. Should they be viewing it? Depends if they’ve been read on to the same program though unlikely as they are either in a different province with different objectives and my other buddy is now back home and working from a SCIF there but likely does not ‘need to know’ about our operations anymore.

“Now compound this with my buddies who have their own close buddies and next thing you know the ‘Intel’ meant for a certain operation is now spread to easily a hundred people or more and should have stayed on the FOB and with approx 10-12 people who needed to know only.

“THIS is how PDBs and other like Intel get spread throughout the community and also how Trump has massive leaks coming from my community who do not like him. There is nothing stopping an analyst with a TS/SCI clearance from copying and pasting portions of briefs or entire reports and sending them via classified email to a ‘buddy.’ This is how HRC and Huma transferred intelligence I’m 99 percent sure.”

Here’s another take:

“If Trump had anything to hide he would resist appointing a SC tooth and nail. Explains why Obozo never appointed any SC. Obozo had plenty to hide and the MSM was more then happy to ignore them all. The benefit of the SC is it shuts the Dems up and makes them wonder what else he will find. There are still smart people left in the Dem party. Behind all the hysteria the smart ones know the Trump-Russia monologue only gets them so far but has the huge potential to boomerang badly back on them. Rarely in politics does one side dominate the momentum all the time.”

You can’t drain the swamp without howls, protests and fighting back. It’s going to be rocky, particularly with the media’s constant spin on things. I do think Trump knows what he’s doing and is determined.

WaPo at War

When I read on Drudge yesterday that the Washington Post had a “bombshell” story about President Trump allegedly leaking intelligence information, I looked at the time. It was apparent that this story broke a little ahead of the 5 and 6 p.m network news programs so that they could lead with this.

Others noticed it, too. The Conservative Treehouse said:

When the CIA wants to leak a damaging story they coordinate with the Washington Post and ABC. (and vice-versa).
When the State Dept. or FBI/DOJ wants to leak a damaging story they coordinate with CNN and the New York Times. (and vice-versa)

This consistent pattern has NEVER been broken.

Tonight using “unnamed” and the most vague descriptions of “anonymous sources” The Washington Post creates a fake news story specifically timed to release at the 5pm hour to hit President Donald Trump.
Transparent Media Agenda:

First indication is the timing of the Washington Post news release (5:02pm EDT).
Second indication coordination with NYT for immediate follow (6:26pm EDT)
Third indication – Same exact pattern as Flynn intelligence leaks. Identical timing.
Fourth indication – Same use of entirely anonymous sources: “former American government official” ie. an Obama official.
Only 3 U.S. Officials actually in the room with first-hand information: National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Senior Adviser for policy, Dina Powell.
Publication motive/intent – The Washington Post never contacted anyone in the White House for questions, nor did they ask McMaster, Tillerson or Powell for comment before publication. All three call the Post article – fake News.

Look how eager the Washington Post was for this:

Curiously, another big story broke that could explain why this one was put out ahead of it.

Drudge has up “Dead DNC Staffer ‘Had Contact’ With Wikileaks.” Private investigator Rod Wheeler says he has evidence of this. Seth Rich is the dead DNC staffer. He was killed one night last summer. The police called it a robbery, but nothing was taken from him. He had three bullets in his back. Many believe that his anger at the way the DNC treated Bernie Sanders led him to leak info. Perhaps someone had motive to stop him. Wikileaks thinks so.

If this is true it would destroy the Dems narrative of Russian hacking. Since they have perilously put their eggs in this basket for the 2018 elections, they must divert attention from this story.

This Trump “bombshell” will keep media tongues wagging all week, they hope.

It’s also hard to discount Obama and Valerie Jarrett’s role in all of this. They want to take Trump down. It’s what they’re living for right now. I can see them picking up the phone to some of their buddies still entrenched in the CIA, FBI, NSA and State departments asking them to leak something to the eager media. It doesn’t even have to be true; it just has to look bad for Trump.

The president needs to go on offense. He needs to start prosecuting the Clinton Foundation and look into the Hillary server/email situation. He needs to find something on Podesta and his cronies.

Given their histories, it shouldn’t be hard.

Comey Report Card Gets an F

When you think back on it, what did Comey actually do at the FBI?

He got Martha Stewart convicted. That had no effect or improvement for the American people. He appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to try to get Karl Rove in the Plamegate saga. He snagged poor Scooter Libby who really didn’t do anything wrong.

We’ve had gangs advance and murders climb in our cities. We’ve had fraud on Wall Street with Bernie Madoff. We’ve had killings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and a mass shooting in San Bernadino. The FBI didn’t do anything to stop either of those, even though they had tips.

It’s not much of a good record. Geoffrey Hunt at American Thinker calls him a bantamweight. He explains:

After all, his most prominent prosecution in his career as U.S. Attorney was convicting Martha Stewart — not for actual insider securities trading, but for lying to the FBI and misleading her investors by proclaiming her innocence. No matter, Comey the hi-octane prosecutor saved the securities industry from the ravages of Martha — the master manipulator of stuffed endive ginger dip.

And with that coveted scalp, later as assistant AG under John Ashcroft, Comey appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to be the special prosecutor who nailed Dick Cheney’s aide Scooter Libby — not for the actual unmasking of Valerie Plame, a purported undercover CIA operative — but for obstructing the investigation. Fitzgerald, and Comey knew from the beginning the identity of the leaker, Colin Powell’s assistant Richard Armitage. While both Armitage and Powell continued their duplicitous silent assent to damaging W’s second term, Comey did nothing to stop this miscarriage.

Comey’s reputation as an even-handed government lawyer isn’t as fair-and-balanced as it would seem at first blush. His participation in the whitewash of the Clinton Whitewater cover up, when he was assistant counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee, was accompanied by a simultaneous assertion that the Clintons engaged in “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”

Later, as U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, his Vidi aquam over the corrupt Bill Clinton pardon of Marc Rich, an alleged quid pro quo for campaign contributions, betrayed Comey’s own role as a prosecutor working for Rudy Giuliani’s successful conviction of Rich’s tax evasion fifteen years earlier.

To what end was Comey’s convenient and cynical equivocations? Mere warm-ups for his disgraceful tenure at the FBI.

Comey’s fitness report while heading the FBI is a compendium of incompetence, and dissembling, beyond his blockade-running interference for Hillary’s email felonies, and AG Loretta Lynch’s deliberately compromising encounter with Bill Clinton on the Phoenix airport tarmac:

The FBI ignored the Tsarnaev brothers before the Boston Marathon bombing.
The FBI ignored U.S. Army psychiatrist and jihadist Nidal Hasan before he murdered 31 people at Fort Hood.
The FBI ignored the San Bernardino terrorist killers Farook and Malik; then in an unforced fiasco bullied Apple for a needless unlocking key to the killers’ IPhone.
An FBI agent was actually following the Garland, Texas shooters without notifying local law enforcement that armed men were about to carry out a terrorist attack.
The FBI ignored Orlando nightclub massacre terrorist Omar Mateen, while under intermittent surveillance, whose lies to the FBI were known by the FBI interrogators.
The FBI has done zero investigation into who leaked classified info on Michael Flynn, nor the unmasking of more than a thousand private U.S. citizens, along with who spied on Trump and members of Congress.
The FBI has demurred in investigating the Clinton Foundation

Overcoming his record in hardcore prosecutions of first-order crimes, Comey became an accomplished sifter of fly ash, alternating hiding behind investigation protocols when politically convenient, then asserting prosecutorial zeal when personally advantageous.

For all of the dubious claims that Comey “hated the Clintons’”, and “discomforted the Democrats”, his own carefully constructed slow-walking misdirection methods made him indispensable to the Clintons’ political viability, while allowing them to evade criminal indictments. Until Trump fired him, Comey also had been the Democrats’ most productive enabler for subverting the Trump presidency, by creating a persistent cloud of innuendo, promoting interminable suspicions of unspecified, undefined, and unsubstantiated misdeeds committed by unidentified perpetrators.

Still, Comey elicits undeserved sympathy. Michael Barone says untimely intersections with the Clintons have rendered him another hapless victim, “Can something be said in defense of Comey? He was put in a terrible position by Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Obama Justice Department.”

Baloney.

It is a myth that Comey is a dispassionate balanced arbiter of justice. As WSJ’s Kimberly Strassel pointed out,

“So what should an honor-bound FBI director do in such a conflicted situation? Call it out. Demand that Ms. Lynch recuse herself and insist on an appropriate process to ensure public confidence. Resign, if need be. Instead Mr. Comey waited until the situation had become a crisis, and then he ignored all protocol to make himself investigator, attorney, judge and jury.”

Convincing the Deep State to trust him as “investigator, attorney, judge, and jury” is precisely how Comey measured himself for a lifetime Kevlar wardrobe. Comey bet that the Deep State power of the federal government rested with the Democrats, confident Hillary would shake off the tarnish from the email scandal, Benghazi, and her string of unindicted crimes and misdemeanors.

But Comey didn’t count on Donald Trump. Comey thought Trump a fool, more blusterer than disrupter, with an untethered temperament, and not a threat.

Instead Trump dropped his own bunker buster MOAB on Comey’s underground warrens, ending Comey’s sinecure, while unmasking the Democrats reliance on Comey to facilitate their malfeasant undermining of the president.

The guy deserved to go. He should have been ousted a long time ago. Something tells me we haven’t seen the end of him unfortunately.

Here’s What Is Really Happening

This week’s events and the slant of media has made it a bit difficult to get to the truth this week.

There is a quite good timeline and explanation of it all at the Conservative Treehouse. A comment on the blog succinctly gets to the heart of it though:

The FBI questioned Flynn on the 24th (of January). They call McGhan (White House counsel) on the morning of the 25th that they needed to talk about sensitive information. They are called back on the 26th to further clarify questions McGhan had about interfering with an ongoing investigation against Flynn. He asks for the documents. Instead of getting them that day they told him they would have it to him on Monday. They knew Comey was going to or had already asked to have dinner on Sunday. That was the trap! Comey or our President tapped the conversation (most likely Comey). They would have arrested him (Trump) for interfering in an investigation sometime this summer but our President blew up their plan by firing and having his body guard from NY (Keith) go and clean out his office before McCabe and the crew could. You can bet your bottom dollar there were men outside the office with their guns ready in case someone tried to get in and get the goods.

This smells like a trap worked out by Obama. Look how early it was – only 4 days after inauguration that they started this. After the election, Obama would have scrambled to figure out how to undermine Trump. He still had at his fingertips all the compliant members of the DOJ, FBI, NSA, CIA. Obama, if you recall, suddenly opened up the ability of the feds to spread around any information they had gleaned, sharing it and manipulating it.

Interesting that the administration used the opportunity of Comey being so far away to supposedly go and grab his information, files and tapes. Perhaps that is what President Trump was alluding to in his tweet. I’ve heard that Comey was shocked at the firing and then became flaming mad.

Interesting, too, is his brother’s relationship to the Clinton Foundation. According to Gateway Pundit, Comey’s brother works for the law firm that handles the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. The story is here: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/report-comeys-brother-works-law-firm-handles-clinton-foundations-taxes/

Big League Politics reports: “Property records show that James Comey owns the mortgage on his brother Peter Comey’s house in Virginia. Therefore, James Comey had a direct financial relationship with a DLA Piper (the firm) executive at the time he was investigating Clinton.

“These relationships, though egregious, are symptomatic of the brazen culture of crony capitalism that exists in our nation’s capital. The public usually is prevented from learning these kinds of things, with the mainstream media blocking information from coming out. Sunlight is the only remedy.”

Media’s Biggest Scoop Ever!

This should frighten, appall and disgust you.

Well, at least according to Time and CNN.

Check this out:

Yes, we have Sprinklegate. He likes sprinkles on his ice cream, too. Everybody just gets one scoop. They are assuming guests would not be permitted to ask for another scoop – or that the White House servers would not ask them if they want one.

Maybe some guests are watching their weight in that supercharged politically and diet-ly correct Washington DC.

No, Trump is obviously a tyrant, don’t you know.

The Fourth Estate is hoping to tie him to Marie Antoinette and her supposed “let them eat cake” remark. Maybe you’ll make the connection and someone will rid them of this usurper of the elitist entitlements. I bet they’d like to resurrect the guillotine.

If I recall, Barack Hussein Obama was also a fan of ice cream and Michelle liked to pick up multiple pies at her favorite elite pie place mostly for her own enjoyment.

Come on media. You should have something bigger on your plate than this.

Lee Serves Up a Dish of Revenge

Yesterday Sandra Lee was on Fox & Friends promoting herself. She is selling some kind of dinner kit. Preceding her segment the hosts interviewed Speaker Paul Ryan. One of them invited him to join them in the cooking demonstration Lee was going to prepare next.

I didn’t see him in the segment and wondered about why. New York Post’s Page Six explains.

Sandra Lee refused to let House Speaker Paul Ryan join her cooking segment on Fox News and told him, “I need you to go away.”

The celebrity chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not happy after learning her segment on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” would directly follow an interview with Ryan, and banished the Republican leader from her TV kitchen.

A source told Page Six, “Paul Ryan was on the segment before Sandra, and the hosts asked him to hang around for Sandra’s cooking feature to try the food. But in the break before her demo, she said to Ryan and some others there, ‘I need you to go away so I can collect my thoughts, prepare, and get ready for the segment.’”

The source continued, “It wasn’t a very friendly ‘Fox & Friends.’ Sandra wasn’t even comfortable with having Paul Ryan on the same stage as her during the commercial break, never mind on air. It was very frosty. She simply does not believe in anything Ryan believes in.”

The source added that Ryan remained off-camera while Lee did her “Cooking With Friends” segment with show hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade. She prepared a Mother’s Day menu of coffee cake, chocolate cupcakes and chocolate-covered bacon. Lee also discussed a Manhattan Magazine cover story in which she champions small businesses.

Another source tells us, “Steve [Doocy] brought Ryan over to the kitchen to try the chocolate-covered bacon, and Sandra looked annoyed. She made a dismissive remark and looked away.”

Cuomo has had his share of clashes with Ryan. In March, Cuomo said congressional Republicans have “declared war on New York” with their ObamaCare repeal, which will cost the state $6.9 billion if passed. He also tore into Ryan’s “rabid conservative orthodoxy.”

Lee, a breast cancer survivor, traditionally steers clear of Cuomo’s political battles. She declined to comment on Tuesday night.

Talk about petty and puerile. These liberals can’t dig their graves fast enough. Americans are increasingly turning away from people like her.

Swamp Draining Begins

Last night’s announcement that FBI Director Jim Comey had to go was welcome news.

Both Republicans and Democrats – and all Americans – should be glad. The guy was obviously in it for himself. It’s no surprise that when you try to please both sides and lose your judgment on right and wrong it will eventually catch up with you.Last night it did for Comey.

When the announcement came, I couldn’t help thinking about what he did last July. Over the 4th of July weekend he and his guys interviewed Hillary Clinton about her emails and servers without swearing her in under oath or recording any of what she said.

Who would do that who really wanted the truth? Answer: no one.

It was particularly enjoyable that Comey found out about it the way he did. While many are criticizing Trump for this, it was quite delicious. Here was Comey, addressing a crowd in LA, finding out about it via a television news alert. He thought it was a joke or prank on him. He was the joke. I would like to have seen his face when reality knocked on his door.

But don’t cry for him now that he’s unemployed. He’s worth about $11 million and this is a property he owns in Connecticut not too far from Martha Stewart.

The Daily Mail describes it as “a seven bedroom, nine bath, 7,157 square foot gated home in one of Connecticut’s ritziest Gold Coast towns, Westport, whose white sandy beaches line Long Island sound and whose residents have included such powerful, moneyed Democrat neighbors over the years as Stewart.” Also nearby is Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

He made most of his money as a high roller for a hedge fund on Wall Street.

One swamp lizard gone, many more to go.