What the media does not want you to know about the memo

Via Atheist Conservative

… Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee colluded with Russian “novelists” (fake news disseminators), who were accessed through a “freaky Brit spook”, in conspiracy with top law-enforcement officials in the intelligence services and Obama’s Department of Justice. 

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

Here are 16 things the media do not want you to know about the Nunes memo:

  1. The so-called Russian Dossier, the creation of Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele, is a political document — namely, opposition research, created for the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
  2. Using what it knew was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign, in October of 2016, the FBI and DOJ obtained a FISA warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to install a wiretap to spy on Hillary Clinton’s opponent — the Trump campaign, specifically Carter Page. This spying would last for a year.
  3. It should be noted that the FISA court was set up to stop foreign terrorists. The fact that the FBI and DOJ would use this court to not only wiretap an American but to wiretap a presidential campaign defies  belief. Why Obama’s FBI and DOJ used this court as opposed to a normal court is obvious. As you will see below, a normal court probably would have denied the wiretap.
  4. Worse still, in the summer of 2016, Obama’s DOJ had already opened a counter-intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. The fact that nothing from that months-old partisan investigation was used to obtain the Page wiretap is revealing.
  5. According to the Nunes memo, an “essential” part of the FISA wiretap application was the Steele dossier, which again is a partisan political document created for the Clinton campaign.
  6. So essential was this partisan dossier, Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former-Deputy Director of the FBI, admitted in December that “no surveillance warrant would have been sought” without the dossier.
  7. Not only did the FBI knowingly use a document from a partisan campaign to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the competing campaign, the FBI knew the dossier was mostly “salacious and unverified”. We know this because disgraced former-FBI Director James Comey told us so in June of 2017.
  8. According to the Nunes memo, “Steele told [former FBI official Bruce] Ohr, he ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.’”
  9. Ohr, who was part of the FBI’s anti-Trump Russian investigation, was not only friendly with Steele, Ohr’s own wife worked with Steele at Fusion GPS doing opposition research (the dossier) against Trump for the Clinton campaign.
  10. Despite a) knowing the dossier was opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign b) knowing the dossier was “salacious and unverified” c) knowing Steele was desperate to destroy Trump d) the breathtaking conflict of interest in having an investigator’s own wife working on the dossier, the FBI still went to the FISA court to obtain permission to spy on Hillary Clinton’s opponent.
  11. In order to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, all of the conflicts of interest above were withheld from the FISA court — an indefensible (and possibly illegal) lie of omission.
  12. Even worse, in order to legitimize a warrant request based on a piece of partisan opposition research they knew was “salacious and unverified,” the FBI and DOJ used a media report to bolster the findings in the phony dossier.* The FBI and DOJ told the court that the media report was independent verification of the dossier. But this was not true, and, according to the Nunes memo, the FBI and DOJ knew this was not true. The truth is that the phony dossier was the source of this media report.
  13. Also hidden from the FISA court was the fact that the FBI obtained Steele as a source but had to fire him in October of 2016 when, in a bid to use his phony dossier to derail the Trump campaign, he leaked his information to the far-left Mother Jones.
  14. Although the FBI and DOJ were willing participants in pushing a “salacious and unverified” narrative against a presidential candidate (primarily through media leaks), this was all hidden from congressional investigators. To begin with, for months, while under oath, Comey said he did not know where the dossier came from — meaning from the Clinton campaignThe Wall Street Journal explains:

We also know the FBI wasn’t straight with Congress, as it hid most of these facts from investigators in a briefing on the dossier in January 2017. The FBI did not tell Congress about Mr. Steele’s connection to the Clinton campaign, and the House had to issue subpoenas for Fusion bank records to discover the truth. Nor did the FBI tell investigators that it continued receiving information from Mr. Steele and Fusion even after it had terminated him. The memo says the bureau’s intermediary was Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, whose wife, incredibly, worked for Fusion.

– And whose areas of expertise include cybersecurity and the Russian language. (Is she a Russian agent?)

  1. All of this dishonesty occurred under Comey, the man our media now hold up as a living saint, a man so desperate to destroy Trump, he not only oversaw those committing the above abuses, he leaked classified information to the news media in order to see a Special Prosecutor appointed against Trump, which his pal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, immediately did.

And finally…

  1. Much of the “salacious and unverified” material in the dossier came from the Russians. In other words, those disgusting dossier lies about Trump’s personal behavior came from Russian operatives. So there is no question that it was the Clinton campaign, Democrats, Steele, the FBI, and DOJ who colluded with the Russians to rig a presidential election.

Yes, there was collusion with the Russians, and those in our government currently investigating Trump in the hopes of overturning a presidential election are the colluders.

Collusion? Oh yes, oh yes. And where is our media? Oh yes, of course, still pushing the Trump/Russia/collusion rhetoric. While “thoughtful” leftist commentators rail against the memo’s release as if they actually cared about the country, national security, or open honest elections. They rage that this memo will get agents killed, and jeopardize of national security. They shed crocodile tears over interference in our elections while continuing to cover for the people who actually did interfere. They tremble for our “democracy” while ignoring that search warrants obtained using false information, and lies, are a grave threat to our founding principles.

In short, their outrage is not over what is in the memo, they are totally cool with political parties paying for false dossiers. They are fine with all of it. What really has them irked is that a Conservative won despite the underhanded tactics. What really has them enraged is that despite the underhanded tactics, their savior, Hillary, still lost. And even worse for them, America, is doing better because Hillary lost, because leftist ideology lost. And now, the lengths to which they will go is at least partially exposed for Americans to see.

Senator Paul pushes back against Trump is a racist nonsense

The left, naturally, will ignore any facts that contradict their narrative

DID the FBI use Steele dossier to obtain FISA warrant?

UH-OH!

Sara Carter reports that the unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from the FISA court to monitor members of Trump’s team. Carter cites “multiple sources.”

Carter also notes that Sean Hannity says he has independently confirmed the dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant. Hannity relies on three sources.

Meanwhile, Byron York reports that representatives of four congressional committees — the House Intelligence Committee, Senate Intelligence Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and Senate Judiciary Committee — have seen the documents the FBI submitted with its request for a FISA warrant. Thus, these members know whether dossier material was used to obtain the warrant.

So far, says Byron, the members and any staffers in the know have not leaked word as to whether such material was used. (As I understand it, this information is classified). Sara Carter appears to be relying on leaks from sources in the executive branch, whom she describes as “senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the dossier.”

At the end of the day, I suspect we’ll learn conclusively that unverified dossier information was indeed used to obtain the FISA warrant. And we already know the dossier information was obtained at the behest of, and with financing from, the Clinton campaign. And I think we know that at least some of the FBI agents and officials involved in the process were anti-Trump partisans alarmed at the prospect of Trump defeating Clinton

Fritz sums this up if it turns out to be true

To summarize, the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a law firm to pay Steele, to pay the Russians for almost entirely unverified salacious material, paid journolists to report it, and passed it to the FBI, who used it to break the 4th amendment protections on the people in the Trump campaign at the hand of anti-Trump, pro-Clinton hacks in the FBI.

And the Trump campaign is being subjected to a Special “Counsel” investigation regarding collusion with the Russians in the election, for which there is essentially zero evidence. Go figure.

I wonder if Chris Cuomo will get his Whiteboard of Outrage out and go all “journalist” over this story? Yeah fat chance

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Jeff Flake’s Convenient Principles Syndrome

So, soon to be ex-Senator Jeff Flake has finally found something to fight for. His campaign promises? Repealing Obama Care? No, no, those things were not fighting for. Donating cash to a far left Senate candidate though? Flake is all in on that

Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a photo Tuesday night showing a check for $100 addressed to the U.S. Senate campaign of Alabama Democrat Doug Jones.

If Flake really thinks Moore is bad news then fine, but why help his far left opponent Jones? That does not serve the nation at all. Flake is simply exposing himself as a politician, one who will say whatever helps him. Principles? Only if they prove convenient!

How can Al Franken save his job?

This is really a simple fix for Stuart Smalley. Stop apologizing and come out as transgender. All Franken needs do is say he is a Lesbian trapped in a man’s body. Who would tell him how he should identify? Franken should understand that simply being a Progressive is not enough any more. That used to be a protected class that could get away with acting badly. No more! what Franken needs is to set himself in a new protected class, and transgender is such a class. Those who “identify” as something other than what they are? PROTECTED! 

Noted pantsless dirtbag retires from Congress

Good riddance to bad rubbish!

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced Tuesday that he is retiring.

The 88-year-old Conyers made the announcement while speaking with Detroit radio talk show host Mildred Gaddis. He was not clear on when the retirement becomes effective.

“I’m in the process of putting my retirement plans together,

Of course, he is supporting his son to fill the spot

Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has announced that he will be retiring Tuesday and has endorsed his son, John Conyers III to run for his seat.

“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass,” said Conyers on a local Michigan radio station Tuesday morning.

He added, “I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children. I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III who incidentally I endorsed to replace me in my seat in Congress.”

The news comes after Conyers’ great-nephew, 29-year old Michigan state Senator Ian Conyers, told CBS News’ Jonathan Blakley he would be running for the elder Conyers’ seat.

No word on whether or not his son, or great-nephew, will vow to wear pants while fleecing the taxpayers or not

 

Senator Irrelevant develops case of butt hurt

Oh that whiny Senator Bob Corker (Rino)

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”

In an extraordinary rebuke of a president of his own party, Mr. Corker said he was alarmed about a president who acts “like he’s doing ‘The Apprentice’ or something.”

“He concerns me,” Mr. Corker added. “He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

Oh no! Not WW3!!!!!!! While it is true that President Trump is not adept at speaking Politicalese, that is not necessarily a bad thing is it? After all what have the previous four presidents done about North Korea? Nada! The president has, at least, drawn a very clear line that North Korea knows it cannot cross. And, I believe The dictator with the bad haircut will not test our resolve, or military might. Perhaps Senator Irrelevant would prefer more concessions, or political posturing? 

Allow me to add this little reminder to all the Republicans in Congress. You failed to repeal ObamaCare, some of you will threaten to not support tax reform. Here is the thing, your consistency in actually doing the things you promised while campaigning are your duty to the people. Whether or not the president and you get along is irrelevant. In short do your jobs!

Senator McCain, self-absorbed sell out

Fritz has a lot on Senator Maverick

And of course, the big news: From the NYT: McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It. Yahoo: GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow. Althouse: “Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act…”

“… leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law” (NYT).

So Lindsey Graham’s being his best friend was not enough.

This is all about McCain’s massive ego. He is a disgrace, a damned lying disgrace!

Completely unfit to serve in the Senate. Whatever sense of duty McCain had, it is long gone

So, basically, Hillary is bat guano crazy

I think Fritz is right

A number of observers have noted how Hillary appears to have totally misinterpreted 1984, saying how we should have faith in our elite overlords, who clearly have our best interests at heart, while gathering all the money and power to themselves, but Stacy McCain catches her doing it again: Hillary’s Delusional Reading of Classics

Everyone is stunned by the self-deceptions and blame-shifting in Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir What Happened, and Ace of Spades aggregates several of the most mind-blowing excerpts.

Most notably, as British socialist writer James Heartfield observes, Hillary claims that George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is about the importance of trusting “our leaders, the press, experts” — a 180-degree reversal of Orwell’s actual meaning. A free society requires a citizenry distrustful of power, and not predisposed to accept whatever beliefs officially-approved “experts” advocate. Independent minds must be skeptical, for example, of the suggestion that we should reorganize our healthcare system according to what “leaders” and “experts” tell us.

Only her arrogance — imagining herself as the expert leader who deserves our unquestioning trust — could lead Hillary to reverse the lesson of a classic anti-totalitarian novel like Nineteen Eighty-Four.

However, Hillary also misinterprets Eric Hoffer’s 1951 classic The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. This is a book that I have repeatedly recommended as a guide to understanding the kind of people who are attracted to radical ideologies like feminism:

. . . especially Part 2 (“Potential Converts”) and sections IV (“The Role of the Undesirables in Human Affairs”) and VI (“Misfits”). What Hoffer writes about the influence of “the inferior elements in a nation” (p. 24) and the “incurably frustrated” who have “an unfulfilled craving for creative work” (p 47) applies to many of the angry young men and unhappy young women who rush to join the mob of disgruntled “progressives.”

Being familiar with Hoffer’s ideas — The True Believer is sitting on my desk even now — it was mind-boggling to read Hillary’s warped view:

During the campaign, Bill and I both went back and reread The True Believer, Eric Hoffer’s 1951 explanation of the psychology behind fanaticism and mass movements, and I shared it with my senior staff. On the campaign trail, I offered ideas that I believed would address many of the underlying causes of discontent and help make life better for all Americans. But I couldn’t — and wouldn’t — compete to stoke people’s rage and resentment. I think that’s dangerous. It helps leaders who want to take advantage of that rage to hurt people rather than help them. Besides, it’s just not how I’m wired.

Really? A campaign that denounced Republican voters as “deplorables,” led by a candidate who promised among other things to destroy the jobs of coal miners (helping “make life better,” you see), who irresponsibly incited a phony campus “rape culture” hysteria and endorsed the racial violence of “Black Lives Matters,” was not about stoking rage?

An evil woman? I believe so, imagine the damage she would have done through executive orders.

Noted Race Baiting Chihuahua outrageously outraged!

Look kids, it is our favorite rabid chihuahua Rep. Luis Gutierrez and he is really, really, really angry that President Trump is going to allow Congress to do its job, you know legislation, to solve the Dreamer issue. For some reason, Gutierrez went after Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly, who served his country with honor for nearly five decades.

As usual, Gutierrez was angry and showed the depth of his hatred for this nation, the rule of law, and our constitution

According to democrat Gutierrez, Gen. Kelly is a “disgrace to the uniform” because President Trump ended an unconstitutional Obama executive order. Liberal logic is usually amusing, but this time it is very offensive.

Gen. Kelly is Trump’s current Chief of Staff. On Tuesday Trump announced that he was ending Obama’s DACA program that illegally granted amnesty to nearly a million illegal aliens. For some reason Luis Gutierrez blames this sudden recognition of the rule of law on Kelly.

“General Kelly is a hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. General Kelly, when he was the head of Homeland Security, lied straight to the faces of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about preventing the mass deportation of DREAMers. He has no honor and should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists and those enabling the president’s actions by ‘just following orders,’” said Gutierrez in a statement.

Whoa there yippy. It is the job of Congress to write immigration laws, OK. Look up the word legislature, have an adult read you the definition. President Obama issued an EO, called DACA rather than allowing Congress to legislate on what to do about the so-called Dreamers. President Trump remedied Obama’s overreach by rescinding DACA. He also gave Congress six months to write legislation that would address the Dreamer issue. So, your panic mongering about mass deportations is nothing but a publicity stunt to frighten people. Again, a politician who would rather whine and lie than do their job.

Here is video of Rep Gutierrez

Earth to Hillary, you lost because you suck!

The Excuse Tour rolls on!

In her campaign tell-all book set to be released next week, Hillary Clinton adds to the litany of excuses of why she lost the 2016 election

In her new memoir, “What Happened,” Clinton pointed to the feminist anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington to bemoan this lack of “passion” for her campaign.

“I couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion had been during the election,” she wrote, according to the Daily Mail.

The failed presidential candidate also named NBC’s ‘Today Show’ host Matt Lauer in her book.

Pointing to his focus on her email scandal at the presidential forum at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, Clinton wrote that she was “ticked off” and “almost physically sick” by the NBC host’s actions.

Oh no! He dared question Miss It is My Turn!

The list of reasons Hillary lost is long, really long. And all of them can be credited to no one but Hillary Clinton!

So, basically Rep. Keith Ellison is nothing but an agitator

Example #1

He makes a completely false assertion, but he is of the Left and to the Left truth is not a value

Example #2 Siding with Stalinist mad man Kim Jung Un. Since Ellison is a Marxist, this should not stun anyone. this is simply him letting his mask slip

Ah yes the “anti-war rhetoric. A favorite tool of Leftists who despise American strength because they hate America.

Imagine if Bill Kristol fought as hard against the Left as he does against Trump

Yes, imagine if he, and other go along to get along Republicans, or maybe we should say Republicants actually engaged the Democrats and fought for the people who put them into office, yes, imagine what they might accomplish

William Kristol who was the ideological driving force behind the Never Trump movement is joining with anti-Trump Republicans to assemble a group to prevent the reelection of President Donald Trump.

The Hill is reporting “Bill Kristol wants to create the ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President’”:

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said he is considering creating a committee aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.

The conservative commentator and Trump critic told the New York Times that he has had informal discussions about launching a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”

“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol told the publication.

Kristol’s comments were part of a report by the Times which listed potential Republican Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential election. The list included Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Vice President Mike Pence.

Kristol has proven to be one of the fiercest conservative Trump critics, frequently criticizing the president’s rhetoric as well as his policies.

The editor went as far as comparing the Trump administration to the decline of the Roman Empire last month.

A list of possible “saviors” includes, besides Mr. Squishy Kasich, John McCain, yes, the guy who stabbed us in the back on ObamaCare so he could play Maverick!

How can you tell when a Leftist is guilty of something?

Accuse a Leftist of any crime, misdeed, etc. and they will play one of their cards from the Deck of Victim Perpetual Victimhood. I give you former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz who pulls her trusty Race and Islamophobia Cards!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz never actually saw the computer she fought to block the Capitol Police from examining as evidence in a criminal case against her IT aide by saying it was hers, she told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday.

She threatened “consequences” on May 18 for the chief of the Capitol Police unless the laptop was returned — despite police contending it was needed to help determine whether a staffer may have violated the House’s cybersecurity.

“This was not my laptop. I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop,” she said Thursday. She said it was Imran’s laptop but purchased using taxpayer funds from her office.

After the exchange with Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa, Wasserman Schultz fought to block access to the laptop so vehemently that she hired an outside law firm to argue constitutional issues, an exceedingly rare step.

My gut, and everyone else’s sees red flags by the thousands here. Why would she freak out over this. Could there be something she does not want seen by authorities on that laptop? Or is this just Debbie standing against RAAAAACSM?

“I would do it again,” she said, saying she had “racial and ethnic profiling concerns.” (Imran and his brother have repeatedly been accused of fraud by other Muslims in civil court cases, and an ongoing civil case alleging life insurance fraud, their stepmother says Imran said he was “very powerful” and would have people kidnapped if she called police on him. She said he wiretapped her and wanted her to help him access money in Pakistan.)

Wasserman Schultz also said it was “absurd” to say that Imran was fleeing the country. Both he and his wife Hina Alvi — also employed by Wasserman Schultz as an IT person — bought round-trip flights, but also wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to Pakistan and listed one house for sale and accepted a buyer for another on the day Imran left for the airport.

The FBI says it believes Hina has no intention of returning to the US, and it arrested Imran July 24 as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. Damron has previously declined to tell TheDCNF what Hina told the office about her trip, if anything, but it removed her from its payroll two days after she left.

Something stinks here Debbie, and it is not bigotry, CNN will be certain to report on this I am sure, as soon as they get done with the Trump/Russia Obsession they are suffering from

Dear Republicans who voted NOT to repeal ObamaCare

If I had one wish for all of those Republicans, it would be this. That they held wisdom in as much esteem as their own sense of self-importance. What is the expression some people use? Oh yes You need Jesus! No doubt everyone needs that! What the GOP, as a whole could also use is some Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. – Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.- Thomas Jefferson

It really is simple. It all boils down to principles! Too many Republicans have sacrificed their principles on the Altar of Self Interest. Without principles, nothing matters!

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Virginia Representative Brat calls CNN/Dems over Trump bashing

Collusion, collusion, collusion. That is all we hear, but, as Brat points out is whether or not a crime was committed is the important thing. We know the media is eager to get Trump on something, anything. We know that Democrats are using these stories/accusations/hyperventilating to deter the administration’s agenda. Could the president handle some of this better? Yes, of course. Should President use Twitter in a better way? Yep he could, and should. 

As already stated, most of the “Russia hacked the election” narrative is baloney. It is a nothing burger with extra nothing! The Republicans should, in my view, let the Democrats wail and whine. Republicans have the majority in both houses, use them! Scrap the filibuster, stop letting Chucky Schumer deter the agenda. Democrats do not play nice, why should Republicans?  Repeal ObamaCare rather than trying to keep most of it, get meaningful tax reform done, address the budget. And, if Democrats wish to help in any of those processes great. If not, then make damn sure to let the American people see who the party of no is. If the Democrats want to hold meaningless hearings, let them! Stop playing the Democrat’s game of delay, delay, and delay. In short lead!

The American people have given the GOP a majority of governorships. They have voted overwhelmingly for GOP majorities in legislatures across the nation. They voted for a Republican majority in the House, and in the Senate. They elected a Republican president. Given these facts Republicans ought to be able to see the writing on the wall. Americans gave the GOP a to do list. Now the GOP needs to start checking off items on that list!