THE FBI’S DESCENT

I used to have enormous respect for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But the sad truth is that the FBI became so completely politicized, through the Obama Administration, that I no longer have such respect for it. I do not trust it anymore. I do not believe it is a neutral organization anymore. Investors Business Daily has a superb editorial today, that provides chapter and verse of why...

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THE ISRAEL EMBASSY MOVE: A RECOGNITION OF REALITY

It has been U.S. policy for 22 years.  But the three previous presidents during these years have ducked its implementation. The current one has not. Now that the words have been spoken and the move of our Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is going forward, what does it mean? In his latest commentary, John Podhoretz, writing for the New York Post, has some worthwhile insights.  Here are...

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THE CONTRERAS RECUSAL

Rudolph Contreras is the District Court judge who was to have been on the bench for the Mike Flynn prosecution. But he won’t be.  He has been recused from the case.  And no one is saying why. What is going on here, and what does it mean to the Mueller investigation/star chamber? At this point I could try to put the pieces of this puzzle together.  But Mark Bradman, who, using the...

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HAMAS’ “THREE DAYS OF RAGE”

hamas, the terrorist organization running Gaza and essentially running Judea/Samaria (aka the west bank) as well, is calling for “three days of rage” as a reaction to President Trump’s announcement that the United States’ Israel embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But, as this cartoon from two years ago indicates, it may not be that easy to accomplish:  not...

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JIM JORDAN EVISCERATES CHRISTOPHER WRAY

Want to see an FBI director systematically taken apart and put back together again? Here’s your chance:  the seven minute evisceration by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of current FBI Director Christopher Wray, during which Jordan grills him on how in the world an anti-Trump operative like Peter Strzok could have been allowed to have his fingerprints all over just about every part of the Mueller...

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THE LATEST STAIN ON THE MUELLER STAR CHAMBER

First a definition via Wikipedia (the bold print is mine): The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of lawwhich sat at the royal Palace of Westminster, from the late 15th century to the mid-17th century (c. 1641), and was composed of Privy Councillors and common-law judges, to supplement the judicial activities of the common-law and equity courts in civil and...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Al Franken, the soon to be ex-senator (if he makes good on his promise to resign in the coming weeks, that is). In his pity-party speech on the floor of the senate, Franken took time out from whining about what they’re doing to a champion of women like him to say this: “There is some irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape that his...

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THREE DAYS OF BUSINESS AS USUAL

As you are aware, President Trump has declared that the United States Embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem. And as you are, or should be, aware, Palestinian Arabs are furious about it. From an article at aljazeera.com: Protests broke out in the Gaza Strip in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs – and the are troubling ones – come to us from John Hinderaker, writing for powerlineblog.com. Mr. Hinderaker first references a law professor’s contention – 100% valid – that, the Trump administration has been forced to battle opposition embedded within the so-called “deep state”. He then says: Administrative employees are...

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THE IMPEACHMENT VOTE

As promised by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) an impeachment vote was taken in the House of Representatives yesterday. In total it lost by 364-58.  Only 30% of Democrats voted in favor. This is not to say Democrats would not vote for impeachment.  The reasons most, maybe all, voted it down were : -With a 241-194 Republican majority it couldn’t win anyway; -Many Democrats have come to realize (some...

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A VOTE FOR FRANKEN STAYING IN THE SENATE

There are conflicting reports that, tomorrow, Senator Al Franken either will or will not resign his seat over allegations of sexual harassment. Personally, I don’t like Al Franken.  I think he’s a bit of a jerk.  I don’t like a lot of his political positions.  It would not bother me at all if he were no longer a United States Senator. But not this way. Senator Franken has...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from President Trump: ‘I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today I am delivering. ‘When I came into office I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from long-time consumer advocate John Stossel. Mr. Stossel has written a commentary that is critical of both the New York Times and President Trump – both of whom richly deserve the criticisms he makes. But this particular part of his piece, at the end of his enumeration of godawful Times articles, particularly caught my eye: But this week’s most...

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THE ANDREW WEISMANN NAIL IN ROBERT MUELLER’S COFFIN

From the invaluable Judicial Watch, we have this: Judicial Watch today released two productions (335 pages and 44 pages) of Justice Department (DOJ) documents showing strong support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ refusal to enforce President Trump’s Middle East travel ban executive order. In one email, Andrew Weissmann, one of Robert Mueller’s top...

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NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM, TRUMP-STYLE

During last year’s presidential campaign, one of then-candidate Donald Trump’s promises was that he would move the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the country’s capital in Jerusalem. This is a promise that other Presidents have made, and then conveniently forgotten about after being elected. Not this one. From Justin Fishel and Jordyn Phelps’ article for...

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