Thursday, October 31, 2019

Paul Sperry: The Beltway's 'Whistleblower' Furor Obsesses Over One Name

Sperry on Ciaramella: I'll be curious to see if that name pops up in the IG's FISA abuse report.

Read Sperry here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Lightfoot plan a win for suburbs at Chicago taxpayers' expense, candidate Ives says

Lightfoot plan a win for suburbs at Chicago taxpayers' expense, candidate Ives says: Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is warning Chicago bureaucrats that the city's loss can be DuPage County’s gain.

Dershowitz: Impeachers Searching for New Crimes

Impeachers Searching for New Crimes: The search for the perfect impeachable offense against President Trump is reminiscent of overzealous prosecutors who target the defendant first and then search for the crime with which to charge him. Or to paraphrase the former head of the Soviet secret

Biden's New Super PAC Is Run By A Foreign Government Agent

Biden's New Super PAC Is Run By A Foreign Government Agent: A new Super PAC supporting Joe Biden is run by a lobbyist who is a registered foreign agent for the government of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan pops up as a destination for Dems everyonce in a while:

What is David Plouffe doing in Azerbaijan?

and Illinois's Mike Madigan: Go east, young man! Mike Madigan goes exploring in Azerbaijan

Friday, October 25, 2019

All The Collusion Clues Are Beginning To Point Back To John Brennan

All The Collusion Clues Are Beginning To Point Back To John Brennan: The evidence suggests John Brennan’s CIA and the intelligence community did much more than merely pass on details to the FBI.

Ives not surprised that Exelon, ComEd, Madigan are key figures in federal corruption probe

Ives not surprised that Exelon, ComEd, Madigan are key figures in federal corruption probe: Jeanne Ives is not surprised to hear that Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) may be at the heart of a widening public corruption probe centered on Commonwealth Edison's lobbying practices.

Techno Fog on Flynn and David Ignatius

Get the feeling these guys watched too many Bourne Identity films?
more here.....

It's Not Surprising Voters Don't Think Trump's Rhetoric Is Disqualifying

via Mark Hemingway at FDR:

It's Not Surprising Voters Don't Think Trump's Rhetoric Is Disqualifying: I'm utterly mystified by those who insist on another national struggle session over the president's rhetoric, such as calling Never Trumpers 'human scum.'




Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Bombshell


via Margot Cleveland at FDR:

Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Bombshell: The sentencing memorandum reveals for the first time concrete evidence that the FBI created multiple summaries of Michael Flynn’s questioning.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Washington Blob Rejects Change On American Interventionism

The Washington Blob Rejects Change On American Interventionism: Where is the cohort of new voices in our politics or media who are skeptical of the intelligence community or the assessments of the American military?

Monday, October 14, 2019

Paul Pelosi Jr's hook into the Ukraine


WSJ Editorial: Adam Schiff’s ‘Grand Jury’

The Wall Street Journal today on Schiff's Grand Jury

A grand jury? As Mr. Schiff knows, a grand jury is a criminal proceeding. Impeachment is a political process in which the House defines the meaning of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Mr. Schiff wants it both ways: Run his secret hearings like a criminal grand jury, but then impeach Mr. Trump of political offenses even if the President committed no crime. 
And he wants to keep it all secret so Mr. Trump and his “legal minions”—i.e., his lawyers and the House minority—don’t have access to the evidence he will use against the President. Oh, and he says contrary evidence will be fabricated—an accusation of a crime in advance but with no evidence. With his every statement and action, Mr. Schiff is making Mr. Trump’s case that this impeachment is a rigged game.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Nibras Kazimi on North Syria and Trump

A good thread from a guy who has been watching and predicting just this.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Jonathon Turley: Casual or Cowardly? Pelosi Takes Dangerous Road To Impeachment Below is my column on the curious footi

Turley notes Speaker Pelosi and the House dodging votes on both War and Impeachment.  Congress's abdication the story of this time:

Members of Congress have long been defined by two contradictory attributes of the constitutional power of voting and the consistent effort to avoid using it. Voting means being accountable, and politicians are not big on personal accountability. That is why members have effectively removed the requirement for a legislative declaration of war from the Constitution. Instead, in all except a handful of wars, Congress has used open-ended resolutions to start wars in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, preserving later denials of responsibility while supporting popular wars.

Michiganders Boo Elissa Slotkin over Trump Impeachment

IG Stonewalled Congress On Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes

Federalist's Sean Davis...



IG Stonewalled Congress On Backdated Whistleblower Rule Changes: The ICIG admitted he made secret changes to whistleblower rules in September but refused to tell Congress why those changes were backdated to August.
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The embattled ICIG also admitted on Friday that the anti-Trump complainant lied on his whistleblower complaint form by concealing the complainant’s previous secret interactions with House Democratic staff prior to submitting the complaint. Atkinson never even bothered investigating potential coordination between the complainant, whom DOJ said showed evidence of partisan political bias, and House Democrats prior to the filing of the anti-Trump complaint.

Hey Congress: Take Back Your War Powers, Or Shut Up About Syria

Read my old posts and you'll see I've been a hawk on Syria, but I've always wanted it down under a new AUMF that rallies the American People around it.  That window's closed and Trump's right.  Congress just hypocritical. David Harsanyi explains it.



Hey Congress: Take Back Your War Powers, Or Shut Up About Syria: If you don’t want Donald Trump making unilateral decisions about war and peace, stop letting any president make unilateral decisions about war and peace.