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NASA may have faked climate data

Read the whole thing.

I got the link from Borepatch, who has been reporting on this for years.

Wed Oct 30 18:19:57 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why we have a border...

Two illegal aliens charged with murder of deputy in California, which considers itself a sanctuary state. Because of all the people who just want to come here out of love and the desire to murder police. Luckily, Trump is working to challenge the sanctuary law. Remember when the shoe was on the other foot and Arizona wasn't allowed to enforce immigration laws that Obama didn't want enforced?

Meanwhile, AG Barr might actually enforce the laws concerning good moral character for illegal aliens. Personally, I find this puzzling. Sure, it's good that illegal aliens with multiple DUIs can be deported. But couldn't we just deport ALL the illegal aliens? That is what "illegal alien" means: someone who isn't supposed to be here...

Of course, having run out of other excuses, the Democrats plan to replace the illegals Trump is deporting with 50,000 climate refugees a year. Which is absurd, because there are no climate refugees. It's not a real thing; it's just an excuse for more immigrants, preferably poor ones who can't speak the language and need Democrat handouts to survive.

Wed Oct 30 18:19:52 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Intelligence community IG Atkinson may have ties to FISA abuse

American Greatness One critical period in Atkinson's resume, however, has been overlooked - probably intentionally - by his boosters in the media: His work as a top deputy in the Justice Department in 2016 and 2017 during the very same time that the DOJ was investigating Trump campaign aides and, after the election, incoming administration officials. Atkinson worked directly for two figures involved in both the counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign and the set-up of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn...

Republicans should be raising several questions about Atkinson: Was he aware of or in any way involved in the Justice Department's investigation into the Trump campaign? Did he handle the FISA warrant against Carter Page? Did he know about the FISA on Page prior to April 2017? Did he meet with Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page or any of the collusion conspirators in 2016 or 2017? Was he aware of or involved in [FBI National Security Division Chief Mary] McCord's dealings with the White House regarding Michael Flynn?...

They should also be asking how he got the ICIG position and whether that was a planned attempt to pre-position him for their coverup and coup operations.

He's just admitted that he modified the whistleblower complaint rules in response to the Trump whistleblower complaint. That's practically an admission of malfeasance.

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Wed Oct 30 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Barr conducting overseas investigations of FISA abuse

This is a hint that maybe some serious investigating is going on. But I'm still concerned by rumors the IG is planning a whitewash.

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Tue Oct 29 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake Hate

"Hair cut" assault was made up, admits the "victim".

Mon Oct 28 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

ISIS decapitated

Sun Oct 27 14:29:17 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Liability...

Did no one stop to think that putting a car on autopilot and programming it to drive towards the owner was a recipe for disaster?

Look, Tesla's are neat, I like that Musk is pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible, I like that he's challenging the established manufacturers and the current technological freeze. And I recognize that the software startup ethos is first-to-market wins.

But software doesn't follow the same principles as a 4000-pound automobile moving around other people.

Sun Oct 27 06:47:23 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why impeachment, despite Mueller's failure to deliver?

Power LineThis is really about tying up the Senate to prevent Trump from confirming a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, should she leave the court in the next few months. Aligned with the first point above, a spotlight on the Senate aids the Democratic drive to demonize Mitch McConnell and take control of the Senate in the next election.

I hadn't quite put these dots together, but it makes a lot of sense. Specifically, if Justice Ginsburg is in such poor health that she might not make it to the next inauguration, Democrats will be in an utter panic. (We The People know that RBG is not in good health, generally, but we lack information on the urgency of the matter that insider Democrats probably do). The Republicans control the Senate and will be able to confirm a replacement, barring shenanigans, and assuming the seat opens up with a reasonable amount of time before the election.

But, the Democrats will say (while pointing to Merrick Garland), should we really allow a President who has been impeached but not yet tried in the Senate to nominate a Supreme Court Justice? Shouldn't the Senate conduct the trial before confirming such an important post? And that's actually a reasonable position... assuming the impeachment itself was reasonable, anyway.

So the "impeachment" is, at least in part, an emergency brake on RBG's seat being filled (if necessary) by Trump.

Of course, it's also being teed up as a media distraction from the soon-to-be-released FISA report.

There are a lot of reasons Democrats want to impeach Trump, but none of them are actually impeachable offenses, and the impeachment timeline is heavily dependent on just a few of them.

As for the odds on whether Pelosi considers impeachment serious or just a media distraction and election tactic -- when she actually holds votes on articles of impeachment in the House, then and only then will she be serious about it. Right now she's using the language of impeachment without actually voting on it, and that tells me it's an electoral/distraction tactic.

Sun Oct 27 06:28:42 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What the Democrats really want

Hell, yes, they are coming to take your guns. They want to ban all semi-automatic firearms (which means basically all firearms that aren't bolt-action hunting rifles, with revolvers sitting in a weird category) and the ammunition that goes with them (meaning your hunting rifles won't have any ammo; only a few cartridges specific to revolvers will be available). And that person, a California politician, thinks those rules match California's gun laws now. (She's wrong).

Sheila Jackson Lee wants to ban bullets. A New York Democrat wants to ban "incendiary heat-seeking bullets" (that don't exist).

Sat Oct 26 06:28:42 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Plot Against the President

Fox NewsClinton family associate Sidney Blumenthal has made legal threats to the publisher of a forthcoming book featuring allegations against Democrats in connection with the Russia investigation in an attempt to stop publication, Fox News has learned.

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News that Blumenthal claimed the book – “The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History,” by Lee Smith – was defamatory.

Blumenthal tried to stop publication of a book about SpyGate? I preordered it.

Sat Oct 26 03:16:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Evidence of entrapment in the Flynn case

The FederalistEarlier this week, Michael Flynn’s star attorney, Sidney Powell, filed under seal a brief in reply to federal prosecutors’ claims that they have already given Flynn’s defense team all the evidence they are required by law to provide. A minimally redacted copy of the reply brief has just been made public, and with it shocking details of the deep state’s plot to destroy Flynn.

Read the filing, too. "Evidence of entrapment" may even be understating the case here. I'd argue it's proof of entrapment.

UPDATE: Meaning in History points out that the prosecution of Flynn was conducted by the Mueller special counsel team, containing the same people who had interviewed Flynn and (initially) reported he was telling the truth. In other words, Mueller (or his team) knew and prosecuted him for years anyway.

UPDATE: More details here and here.

Did James Baker flip?

Categories Spygate

Fri Oct 25 16:10:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The environmental movement is killing people

Yes, literally.

Fri Oct 25 06:44:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Durham's SpyGate investigation is now officially a criminal investigation

I'm honestly not sure why this step is only being taken now; it seems likely there was more than enough available evidence before. My guess is that Durham and Barr wanted to keep the investigation a non-criminal one as long as possible for some policy or procedural reason, and this change has some policy or procedural reason to be happening right now.

There are, I think, two possible events that caused Durham to officially open a criminal investigation.

First, Clapper and Brennan have been making noise in public about Durham wanting to interview them. Why would they make noise about that? The only reason that makes sense is that they think they are targets and would be at risk if they were interviewed. They are probably right about that; they are almost certainly targets, and sitting to an interview would make them sitting ducks for the kind of perjury trap that got Michael Flynn in so much trouble. So, likely they refused to be interviewed voluntarily, and they are no longer employed by the government, so IG Horowitz doesn't have any lever to make them agree. A criminal investigation can compel them to either talk, or plead the 5th.

Second, Horowitz recently announced he was basically done with his report and had started going through the classification review. Horowitz is basically handing off to Durham the results of his investigation.

It could be either of those. Likely it's both. Regardless, it's big news; the Deep State is now officially under criminal investigation.

Thu Oct 24 20:37:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Heh

InstapunditOKAY, THE MATT LAUER STUFF MAKES MORE SENSE: NBC News Chief Noah Oppenheim’s Harvard Writings on Women and Sexual Assault Horrify Staffers. He’s a journalist, but he doesn’t know it’s “free rein,” not “free reign.”

He's not a journalist. He just plays one on TV.

Thu Oct 24 06:44:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The politics of violence

Wed Oct 23 06:44:05 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump notified by advisors he will be impeached

Sara Carter“Donald Trump has been told by close associates that at least one outside adviser that he will be impeached and the only thing standing between him and removal from office is those 53 Republican senators. That’s according to a trump ally and outside adviser in contact with this white house, who describes trump’s small inner circle as quietly coming to grips with the reality that impeachment is happening and a majority of Americans support it,” said Nicolle Wallace on her MSNBC show.

Who are these close associates? Well, apparently they are anonymous, and they want Trump to protect the Republicans in the Senate, some of whom (those on the Senate Intel Committee at a minimum) were likely involved in SpyGate. That tells me who those associates were: McConnel, Senate Majority Leader, or someone in his case; or, in the alternative, one of the Republicans on the Senate Intel Committee.

And that, I think, reveals the entire impeachment theater exercise for what it is: a political bargaining chip, threatening Trump with impeachment if Barr follows the threads of the SpyGate plot far enough to threaten Democrats in general (Pelosi's part) and Senate Republicans (the people "advising" Trump here).

There's just two problems with that.

First, Trump doesn't need a Senate majority to withstand impeachment. If he's willing to fight, he can survive with just 34 votes. It's nice to have a Senate majority, but it's not a sword of Damocles. Trump can afford to lose any of the Republican senators directly involved here.

Second, interfering with Barr's investigations by threatening impeachment is bordering on obstruction of justice.

And finally... remember that a solid majority of likely voters think the law was broken trying to STOP Trump.

Tue Oct 22 10:43:29 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Investigation of FEC chair requested

Daily CallerThe ranking Republican on the House committee overseeing the Federal Election Commission asked the inspector general on Monday to investigate Democratic Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub, suggesting she improperly used her position for political purposes.

“It is my opinion that her ceaseless, pointed critiques of the president’s public statements are political opinions,” Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis wrote in the letter, which was addressed to FEC Inspector General Christopher Skinner and obtained by the Daily Caller. “This pattern of behavior is unbecoming of the FEC chair and may have possibly violated ethics regulations that we all as federal employees must abide by.”

I'm not sure what the rules are for the FEC chair -- does the Hatch Act apply? -- but it's supposed to be a non-partisan agency.

Tue Oct 22 06:16:53 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Wow

“You have been white from birth! Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one! So shut up! I don’t want to hear from you! Just stop!” Buchanan said.

Being told to shut up and having your opinions discounted because of your skin color IS a system of oppression.

Mon Oct 21 06:47:22 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

In the Shadow of the Moon

So Netflix has a newish film production by the above name. It looks like an interesting serial killer mystery with a touch of sci-fi and decent production values. (To be fair, it is that, though the plot "twists" I had confidently predicted before the movie was halfway through). Without going into spoiler territory, though, it has a serious problem.

The plot of the film is basically an attempt to smear the founding fathers -- Jefferson, George Washington, probably others -- and to some extent the American Revolution itself as responsible for racism, white nationalism or some sort of white supremacy (details conveniently left out). It then attempts to justify the murder of innocent people in order to "stop the idea before it is even born", an idea which falls somewhere between censorship and political murder.

I was very offended by the anti-Americanism present. I present this brief review as a warning. I watched it so you will know not to.

Sun Oct 20 06:47:23 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Trump signs Executive Orders curbing bureaucratic BS

This article is long on praise and short on actual details, but it suggests agencies will no longer be able to surprise citizens with rules and fines. If implemented well, this could be a positive thing.

Sat Oct 19 06:47:24 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Red Flag Laws

Kansas schoolgirl arrested for "finger gun". At least she wasn't armed with the dreaded pop-tart gun.

Fri Oct 18 06:47:24 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Glenn Simpson: Steele dossier went directly to Obama

Another bombshell, and this one pretty clearly implicates Obama in everything that was based on the Steele dossier (or any of its component parts).

Be alert for the attempts to tie the beginning of the effort to Republicans, and keep in mind that desperate the feverish efforts of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and Mueller, all of the Russian collusion was proven to be nonsense in Mueller's own report.

Categories Spygate

Thu Oct 17 16:13:24 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Was Comey spying on AG Lynch too?

We know he thought she was compromised in some way with respect to the Clinton email investigation. (And she probably was, but not in the way he thought). But running an informant within her office?

We're at the point where Comey is displaying a pattern of behavior that makes this allegation seem credible. After all, he spied on the President. Why would he stop at an AG?

Thu Oct 17 06:47:24 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Boom? Does the FBI have possession of two Mifsud cell phones?

Mifsud is, of course, the "mysterious Russian agent" used to set up SpyGate; it's likely he's actually Western intelligence tasked with ... well, setting up SpyGate. He's been in hiding and seems to feel his life is in danger. Since he literally has information that could implicate both Clinton and Obama in the greatest abuse of government power in our national history, he's probably right. Just look at what happened to Epstein.

Now, Sidney Powell (representing Michael Flynn) files a motion stating that the FBI has two cell phones used by Mifsud to set him up. Potentially these could contain recordings of meetings, or potentially other communications.

This is not really a boom, yet; it's more like lighting the fuse. The boom will come if the FBI is forced to actually produce the phones.

Categories Spygate

Wed Oct 16 15:21:29 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nunes has information claiming journalists were monitored

Sara Carter“What I’ve heard — and I want to be clear — there’s a difference. What I’ve heard is that there were strange requests, irregular requests to monitor not just one journalist, but multiple journalists,” Nunes said. “Now perhaps that was OK. Perhaps there was some reason for that — that it can be explained away. But that’s what we know and that’s what we’re going to be looking into.”

“We also have concerns that possibly they were monitoring press from different journalists and others,” Nunes continued.

"That we don't know, but we have people who are giving us this information and we’re going to ask these questions to the State Department and hopefully they’re going to get the answers before she comes in on Friday."

The claims appear to relate to John Solomon (who has been covering SpyGate extensively) and matters in Ukraine, perhaps (Nunes did not mention, but the story does) the former ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled.

Wed Oct 16 06:47:24 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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