As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.
A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013:
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill…
Obama on Wednesday did not specify which controversies were “phony,” but the administration has been attacked over National Security Agency surveillance programs leaked to the public, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the Department of Justice’s seizing of media phone records, and last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Phony scandals are those that do not have a smidgeon of evidence of a crime, like alleged Trump collusion with the Russians or obstruction of an investigation that was never stopped or even slowed down. Phony scandals do not produce body bags as the Obama administration produced in Benghazi and during Operation Fast and Furious — the Obama administration’s gun-running operation in which it armed Mexican drug lords and cartels with heavy weapons for which the U.S. Border Patrol had no match or protection. That gun-running operation led to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Continue reading
President Trump expected to sign into law
The House voted Tuesday to make it easier for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to fast-track the firing of federal employees for misconduct, sending the bill to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law this week.
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R., Tenn.) lauded the bill’s passage as a “promise kept to our nation’s heroes.”
“The single biggest success in today’s passage is that the veterans win,” Roe told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. “The purpose of the VA is to provide care for veterans, and without question your staff is the most important asset here. You have to have a way to terminate people when they aren’t performing and this gives the VA secretary the ability to do that while protecting the employee’s due process rights.” Continue reading
On Thursday, all of the attention of Trump-impeachment-obsessed Democrats and the majority of their news media minions was focused on the hearing of fired FBI director James Comey.
These President Donald Trump-hating leftists were disappointed when Comey testimony showed that: Trump is not now, nor has he ever been, under investigation by the FBI; President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, told Comey not to call the probe into Hillary Clinton’s endless scandals an “investigation,” but rather a “matter”; and that Comey himself leaked his own memo about meetings with Trump, giving them to a leftist university professor to secretly turn over to a news media denizen. Continue reading
The Trump administration will now ask US visa applicants for their social media handles and accounts before they are permitted to enter the country, it was reported on Friday.
The State Department will now require anyone applying for a visa to hand over social media identities used during the past five years in addition to their travel history from the previous 15 years, Fox News reported.
Applicants will also have to provide sources of funding they received for those trips. It remains unclear when the new policy will be put into practice.
The new policy is in line with the State Department’s intention to institute procedures that would ‘more rigorously‘ evaluate visa applicants in order to rule out those with ties to terrorism. Continue reading
“Trump’s $3.6 Trillion Budget Cuts Hit His Supporters Hard,” blares the Bloomberg headline. The subject, is of course, President Donald Trump’s leaner budget proposal released Tuesday morning. The Bloomberg story begins by fleshing out the headline: “President Donald Trump’s first full budget would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society, hitting hard many of the rural, working-poor supporters who propelled him into office as he cuts through the safety net for the poor and disabled, impacting farming communities and inner cities alike.” Why would he, as The Washington Post put it so pathetically, release a “budget that would bolster the rich, [and] remove benefits from the poor”? Continue reading
There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance).
Don’t believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey.
Don’t believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence Comey from some investigation into Trump.
Don’t believe the RINO narrative that Comey is a good guy just trying to do his job in terrible circumstances and the timing was bad.
Don’t believe the lie that Comey was admired and respected by career FBI investigators and agents… Continue reading
“How much am I bid? Bee-badda-bee-badda-bee! SOLD America!”
Looking at Democrats who stopped supporting banking rules, authors conclude: ‘Substantial numbers of legislators sell out the public interest in exchange for political money’
While it is conventional wisdom that money influences politics, researchers released a report Tuesday aiming to answer the longstanding question of exactly how much political spending it takes to sway a Congressional vote. Continue reading
… and That Means There NEVER Will Be A Border Wall
Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday I reported that the Democrats were threatening to force a government shutdown if money for a border wall was included in the bill to fund the government, and one day later Donald Trump has unconditionally surrendered. Despite all of Trump’s promises, a border wall isn’t going to happen at this time, but of course he is pledging to “try again” in September. But will anything change for the Democrats between now and September? Of course not. The Democrats will continue to use these same tactics whenever funding for a border wall comes up, and because Republicans always end up backing down on the most controversial issues that means that there never will be a border wall.
Do you know why the Democrats always get virtually everything that they want? Continue reading
The political contest for judicial control of the nation’s future is a four-dimensional chess match.
“[T]here is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution.” ~ Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper No. 81 (1787)
Justice Antonin Scalia
In February 2016, the death of Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court’s most articulate and faithful Rule of Law advocate, threatened to upend the High Court’s tenuous 5-4 conservative majority. It also threatened to punctuate Barack Obama’s legacy by giving him a third Supreme Court appointment — and thereby the means to undermine our Constitution for a generation.
Justice Scalia, appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, was the constitutional firewall between Rule of Law and rule of men; between those who believe that words have meaning, and those who seek to, as the venerable former Senator Sam Ervin (D-SC) put it, “interpret the Constitution to mean what it would have said if [they], instead of the Founding Fathers, had written it.” Justice Scalia understood, as Thomas Jefferson warned, that such interpretation would render our Constitution “a mere thing of wax … which [judges] may twist and shape into any form they please.”
On such judicial malpractice, Justice Scalia, in accordance with his oath “to Support and Defend” our Constitution, wrote, “As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to ‘do what the people want,’ instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically.” For his entire tenure, he manned the wall against those who subscribe to the errant notion of a so-called “living constitution,” one that can be shaped and twisted to comport with their political ideology. Continue reading
We are more than 80 days into Donald Trump’s Presidency and the sheer inaction in Congress is unbelievable.
With the exception of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, what has Congress done so far? Yes, they have passed a few small bills here and there. But none of the legislative agendas We the People voted for have made it through Congress…
The House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times when Barack Obama was President. However, now that we have a President who would actually sign the bill, Paul Ryan couldn’t get it done.
Republicans have been promising tax reform for decades. Now that we have a President who will actually sign Conservative tax reform into law, the GOP is hiding from their promises. The White House announced that they were starting over on a tax reform bill because the GOP can’t all agree on it. Continue reading
37 Answers About New Travel Ban Executive Order
The Department of Homeland Security has taken a proactive position in the dissemination of information regarding the new travel ban executive order. They have published a list of thirty-seven questions and answers that those impacted and the American people in general may have regarding specifics of its scope and implementation.
They have also gone out of their way to remove any potential triggers or snags which could lead to a repeat of the judicial overreach that led to the controversy and suspension of the previous incarnation. Continue reading
Over the whole of this past weekend and the previous week I have been watching all the seemingly weird developments having to do with Comrade Obama’s (as well as his bosses behind him) attempt to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. To say that this is a highly organized and planned coup is to put it mildly. Obama never really wanted to relinquish the presidency. He fondly wished (had his puppet masters allowed it) to continue on as president so he could complete the task of culturally and socially dismantling the country–the fond dream of all cultural Marxists in America. His puppet masters, for reasons of their own, didn’t allow that, much to his chagrin. But they did the next best thing. They set him up so he could conduct a “guerrilla presidency” less than two miles from the White House, with over 30,000 “volunteers” across the country, to carry out whatever mayhem he directed them to. Continue reading
Our press seems to be in a feeding frenzy regarding contacts that President Trump’s supporters had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and with other Russian diplomats. The assumption seems to be that there was something sinister about these contacts, just because they were with Russian diplomats. As one who spent a 35-year diplomatic career working to open up the Soviet Union and to make communication between our diplomats and ordinary citizens a normal practice, I find the attitude of much of our political establishment and of some of our once respected media outlets quite incomprehensible. What in the world is wrong with consulting a foreign embassy about ways to improve relations? Anyone who aspires to advise an American president should do just that. Continue reading
Challenges to Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel for people coming from seven nations have little legal support, irrespective of the recent actions by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart to block the order. The Justice Department has ably defended Trump’s EO, providing solid and substantive arguments based upon sound legal precedent Trump’s actions were well within both constitutional parameters and the common practice of prior presidents. But honestly, that is not what all the fuss is about. Continue reading
“This is a law-enforcement agency.”
That’s what President Trump told Department of Homeland Security staff Wednesday after he signed two executive orders on immigration enforcement.
The fact that he had to say that – and that the assembled ICE agents, Border Patrol officers, and others heartily applauded – tells you all you need to know about how badly Obama gutted immigration enforcement and torpedoed employee morale. Continue reading
“The Populace Is Just As Stultified And Easily Distracted Now As It Was Then”
The year was 451, and the battle of Chalons (also known as Catalaunian Fields and Campus Martius) was fought between a coalition of Roman legionnaires, Germanic Visigoths, and Gauls against the Huns. Flavius Aetius was the Roman commanding general, and he led his forces to defeat Attila, king of the Huns and commander of the Hun armies. The loss caused Attila to withdraw and skirmish into Italy, but again (this time through diplomacy and concessions) he withdrew in 452, returning into what is now modern Hungary. Attila died in 453, and the Hun menace to Europe had ended.
Aetius had been the declining (and fragmented) Western Roman Empire’s best chance to restructure itself. He had fought in Gaul and throughout Italy and Europe for decades, sometimes even with support from the Huns before Attila began his quest for empire. A master strategist, tactician, diplomat, and warrior, he effectively stemmed the collapse of the Western Roman Empire for another 25 years. In all probability, he may have been able to turn things around for a longer period of time.
This was not to be, as he was assassinated by none other than the Emperor Valentinian III and his henchman Heraclius on 22 September 454. Continue reading
The Trump Administration will be able to “flip the switch” on federal funding to the nation’s top-ten sanctuary jurisdictions on day one, says U.S. Representative John Culberson (R-TX).
Speaking to a group of supporters in Houston this week, Culberson said existing law allows the Trump Administration to not only stop future funding to these jurisdictions, but actually take back past funding. Culberson, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, said he has briefed members of the Trump transition team about the report from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that details the defunding process. Continue reading
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is SUED to come clean on secret airport meeting with Bill Clinton days before she was to decide on charging his wife over server scandal
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is facing a federal lawsuit to give details of a meeting she had with Bill Clinton days before she was to decide on his wife’s fate.
The meeting in June was barely a week before the Justice Department which she heads dropped its probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice in Washington on Wednesday demanding more information about the meeting, which led to Lynch stepping aside from the server investigation.
As head of the Department of Justice, Lynch was supposed to be deciding whether to proceed with charging Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized server arrangements while she was secretary of state.
But she met with the Democrat’s husband on June 27 on the tarmac of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, Arizona. Bill Clinton delayed his flight’s departure in order to grab face time with Lynch… (Continue to full article)
“This isn’t just the fight of my life, it’s the fight of our lives — together — to save our country … Together we will make America strong again.” ~ Donald Trump in Charlotte, NC; August 18, 2016.
The future of America is at stake, and Donald Trump is the only clear choice when compared to Hillary Clinton, who will continue Obama’s agenda and introduce new and worse policies that will certainly exacerbate this current moment of crisis in America. Whatever flaws are associated with Trump, they pale in comparison to the machinations and malevolence behind the transformation Hillary s designing for America.
Donald Trump loves America, Her heritage and traditions. And Hillary Clinton obviously hates America and the U.S. Constitution and America’s founding principles.
Early this month, a fiercely disturbing and stomach-turning speech Hillary delivered to Brazilian bankers from Banco Itau was leaked, in which Hillary confesses that she “dreams” of a “hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders“, essentially ending U.S. sovereignty and our existence as an independent nation. She envisions a superstate rising from a merger of North, Central and South America. Continue reading
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, captured the essence of the 2016 election when he commented about a number of Republicans disavowing endorsements of or support for Donald Trump following the release of the vulgar 2005 video:
“A lot of these bed-wetting, hand-wringing Republicans: They’re not afraid Donald Trump is going to lose they’re scared to death that Donald Trump is going to win,” and “mess up the neat little package of fun they have and they all play to the donor class.”
Even avowed Hillary supporter MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski tore into Republicans who withdrew their support for Donald Trump over his hot mic comments, calling them “pathetic, weak and spineless.” Continue reading
Today Wikileaks released what is, by far, the most devastating leak of the entire campaign. This makes Trump’s dirty talk video looks like an episode of Barney and Friends.
Even though when Trump called Hillary the ‘founder’ of ISIS he was telling the truth and 100% accurate, the media has never stopped ripping him apart over it.
Today the media is forced to eat their hats because the newest batch of leaked emails show Hillary, in her own words, admitting to doing just that, funding and running ISIS.
John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign chair, who was also a counselor to President Obama at the time, was the recipient of the 2014 email which was released today. Continue reading
Read IT Before She Deletes It!
We all know that Hillary wants to destroy America. We all suspected it, but now it is becoming increasingly obvious that she is going for the destruction of this country.
If elected president, Hillary Clinton will resettle one million Muslim migrants in her first term as president, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
She will increase the inflow of refugees, but don’t take my word for it. Take hers.
In new Wikileaks drops from her Chief of Staff, John Podesta, there are emails from the Hillary campaign discussing how badly the Muslim migrants have been for Germany and the rest of Europe. (Continue to full article)
“It could all come down to Colorado.”
That’s the latest conventional wisdom from presidential poll watchers. But it may not be legal American citizens in my adopted home state who choose the next commander in chief.
Instead, it could very well be foreign noncitizens voting illegally in the Rocky Mountains — and in other crucial swing states — who seal our country’s fate.
Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler identified nearly 5,000 noncitizens in Colorado who voted in the 2010 general election. Gessler’s office uncovered upwards of 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote. Liberal groups who oppose stronger election system protections attacked him for trying to verify citizenship status — because God forbid public officials sworn to uphold the rule of law actually do anything to enhance the integrity of our election system! Continue reading
Justice Department drops case against arms trader who ‘sold weapons to Libyan rebels’ after he threatened to expose Clinton’s role in arming extremists
“WHEW – that was a close one!”
An arms dealer who allegedly sold weapons to rebels in Libya has walked free after the Obama administration dropped charges amid claims the White House was worried about the trial showing Hillary Clinton in a negative light.
Federal prosecutors had faced a deadline of today to turn over discovery documents to Marc Turi’s legal team after he had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. A trial was scheduled for November 8, the same day as the Presidential Election.
But late on Tuesday, the Obama administration dropped the case.
‘I am glad this horrific five-year ordeal is over and I am pleased to be able to move on with my life,’ Mr Turi told Fox News. ‘The American public has the right to know that an injustice was committed against an innocent American.’
Critics say the deal will avert a trial which could have cast more scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State and would have shed an uncomfortable amount of light on the CIA’s attempts to fund rebels who fought Colonel Gaddafi. ~ (Continue to original article)
When it comes to the Obama administration’s refugee program, America’s borders are basically wide open. We begin with an excerpt from The Washington Times, which notes: “Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said a ‘significant’ number of refugees have been implicated in terrorist plots over the past eight years but that the rejection of some 7 percent of Syrian applications proves his officers can spot danger signs.”
That assertion is not only contradictory, it’s downright deceitful. Continue reading
While our country has long prided itself on being a “melting pot” by welcoming people from other countries and assimilating them into our society, there are some areas that need to be addressed within our current immigration system. Many Americans may not know precisely how large, dangerous, and costly our immigration problem has become.
First of all, we have laws regarding immigrants—how they are to be selected, what they must do to qualify as immigrants and eventually as citizens, and exact procedures for coming into the U.S. Unfortunately, many of these laws are being broken or blatantly ignored. Why are those breaking the law not punished and why are those in positions of authority ignoring the enforcement of these laws? Continue reading
Yesterday was interesting enough when it was reported that in a vote of 97-1 (the only rebel being one-eyed Harry Reid), the Senate voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).
It was expected that the House of Representatives would take up the issues next week. It only took one day for them to overwhelmingly override Obama’s Veto of Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments – the first such rebuke to Himz-elf since he took office. The House voted 348-77 to overturn Buckwheat’s Friday veto of the bill. Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have long sought the right to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role in the attacks, which the kingdom has denied.
The White House has warned that the U.S. could ultimately end up facing lawsuits in foreign courts, putting American service members at legal risk, should the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act take effect – a view shared by many legal experts.
OK – now you understand the groundwork, which led to the following conversation between Granny and myself… Continue reading
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not been asked to detail her positions on a variety of immigration-related issues. The following questions raise some of the issues researchers in the immigration field would like to know more about in order to provide better analysis of the candidate’s position. Continue reading
Senior Justice Department officials objected to sending a plane loaded with cash to Tehran at the same time that Iran released four imprisoned Americans, but their objections were overruled by the State Department, according to people familiar with the discussions.
On the day the Americans were freed in January, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would pay $1.7 billion to Iran to settle a failed arms deal dating back to 1979. What wasn’t disclosed at the time was that the first payment would be $400 million in cash, flown in as the prisoners were released, as The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The timing and manner of the payment raised alarms at the Justice Department, according to those familiar with the discussions. (Read Complete Story)
Hillary Clinton is taking a sledgehammer to Medicare. In a move calculated to fire up the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledges to open Medicare to people 55 to 64, and make a “public option” insurance plan for all ages. The 65-and-overs are already having a hard time finding a doctor willing to accept Medicare’s stingy payments. Clinton’s proposals will suddenly invite in millions more patients competing for the same doctors. Seniors, brace yourselves for long waits to see a doctor.
Medicare is stretched so thin to meet the needs of today’s seniors that expanding enrollment is like inviting the neighborhood for dinner when you don’t have enough to feed your own kids. Continue reading