Reading between the media lies

PJmediaDuring his testimony, Sondland told Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the committee, "I finally called the president... I believe I just asked him an open-ended question. 'What do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas and theories and this and that. What do you want?'"

"It was a very short abrupt conversation, he was not in a good mood, and he just said, 'I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zelensky to do the right thing,' something to that effect," the ambassador said.

Emphasis mine, above. Who was bringing up all these different ideas and theories that confused Sondland?

We know who. The so-called whistleblower, and/or Vindman, and possibly more. I'd speculate Marie Yovanovitch too. Individuals who were, at a minimum, close to the Ukraine involvement in our 2016 election. Indviduals who heard Trump ask the Ukraine government to investigate their own corrupt activities and immediately began spreading rumors and asking leading questions via text messages (which they knew would create an evidentiary trail). Individuals who, in at least one case, admittedly added material to an official read-out of a Presidential call that was not actually present in the call.

The rest of the article is also worth reading, to understand how the media are twisting and misrepresenting the testimony of the witnesses.

Thu Nov 21 15:28:34 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Not the science fiction utopia I had hoped for

This is more like dystopia. Leaving aside what he was accused of (which sounds bad, but this is China we're talking about), the man escaped a prison camp and lived, presumably peacefully, in a tiny cave without human interaction for years. And they found him anyway.

Thu Nov 21 02:11:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About those illegal aliens who don't vote for Democrats...

If they don't vote for Democrats, why do Democrats protect them?

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Thu Nov 21 01:11:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Vindman was asked to be Defense Minister of Ukraine

I think this is an indication of where Vindman's loyalties lie: not with the United States. It's certainly a very odd offer to receive, and while Vindman did not accept it, that it was even offered makes me wonder if he has interests beyond foreign policy.

Thu Nov 21 00:29:45 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

IG FISA report to be released Dec 9th?

I'm skeptical. Graham isn't in a position to make that promise, and I don't think we've seen ANY significant release from DOJ hierarchy that was not a Friday-evening document dump. That said, Graham is in a position to know, and did schedule a hearing. So we'll find out.

Wed Nov 20 22:08:16 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Criminal charges for two Epstein guards

Epoch TimesTwo correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Falsifying prison records seems like they are getting off pretty easy for looking the other way during a murder. Hopefully they are cooperating... except that would show up as a plea deal, not an indictment.

Wed Nov 20 02:27:54 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hororitz report on confidential human source use at FBI

Basically, the FBI did not follow its own policies and will lightly slap its own wrist.

If this is predictive of the FISA report, I'm very disappointed.

Wed Nov 20 02:11:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Gun Buyback leads to crime gun

Law Enforcement TodayAccording to an AGG report, William Stewart Boyd traded his father’s old .38 caliber Smith & Wesson snub nose for less than $100 in a gun buyback in 2004. It was supposed to be destroyed, but somehow the same handgun with serial number J515268 was found next to a dead body involved in a police shooting eight years later.

Gun "buybacks" are just putting drop guns into the hands of corrupt cops.

Wed Nov 20 01:11:21 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What the so-called whistleblower is trying to hide

Wed Nov 20 01:02:23 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Pieces are in motion...

Ciaramella scrubbed social media profile, some other folks conveniently forget about Ciaramella, and oh-by-the-way Rince Priebus (RNC chief and met with Paul Begala in September... and someone was watching them.

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Wed Nov 20 01:02:15 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The dog that did not bark

Meaning In HistoryAt this stage we need to be clear about one thing--something that the FBI did not do. At no time between the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation at the end of July, 2016, and the FBI interview of Flynn on January 24, 2017, did the FBI brief candidate Trump, President-elect Trump, or President Trump that Michael Flynn--either as a campaign adviser or later as National Security Adviser--was regarded by the FBI as an agent of the Russian intelligence services.

That is extraordinary, and yet it has scarcely been remarked upon. The FBI is the lead counterintelligence (CI) agency of the United States government, tasked with preventing or uncovering threats to our national security in the form of agents of foreign intelligence services. The president has the absolute right to know of such threats, and the FBI has an absolute duty to brief the president on such threats--certainly when the person under suspicion was first an adviser to the new president's campaign and then was made National Security Adviser. There could hardly be a greater threat to the national security than that. And yet the FBI said nothing about this to the president.

Was that because the FBI seriously believed that President Trump was an agent of Russia--under the direction and control of Vladimir Putin--and thus could not be trusted with such sensitive information? I doubt that. Trump was, in any case, privy to vast amounts of incredibly sensitive national security information. The real reason was almost certainly because the Deep State was engaged in a plot against the president, and the method of first choice--after the leak of the Steele "dossier" had failed--was to attack President Trump by bringing down Michael Flynn.

Many of the FBI's actions with respect to Trump and 2016 can only be explained by malice. Incompetence simply does not suffice.

Wed Nov 20 00:46:47 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Clinton Foundation reports $17 million loss in 2018

When your business is selling influence, but you have no influence to sell...

Tue Nov 19 22:11:02 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Because the ignorant are easier to rule

This is not math. The public schools are a plot to deny basic knowledge and reasoning skills to everyone trapped there. Only those wealthy enough to educate their children privately will know anything.

And for those taking umbrage at the title of the post: ignorance is curable.

Tue Nov 19 02:47:22 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI releases OPR report on Strzok

Some additional details, and the report itself. OPR expands to "Office of Professional Responsibility", an ethics watchdor within DOJ. I don't see much new and signficant information here. The report was included in a court filing due to Strzok's wrongful termination lawsuit, which he has since dropped. (Oops).

Tue Nov 19 02:30:12 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats impeachment plans are nonsense

BreitbartAccording to ABC News, Democrats are evaluating articles charging President Trump with abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and contempt of Congress.

Impeachment investigators believe the president could be charged with abuse of power for floating to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into allegations of corruption against former Vice President and 2020 White House contender Joe Biden, along with his beleaguered son, Hunter Biden. Further, lawmakers believe the president may have obstructed justice and be in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas for documents and witness testimony.

“They have also weighed an obstruction of justice charge centered on the president’s efforts to obstruct former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation,” ABC News reports.

If the Democrats in Congress think they can get to 2/3rds of the Senate on this, they are nuts.

Not even Mueller could credibly argue for obstruction of justice. Contempt of Congress has been laughed off by Democrat presidents before (see Obama, Holder, and Fast and Furious) because it is defeated by executive privilege. And the abuse of power charge is transparent projection to try to defend against Trump revealing what Obama did to him. I mean, seriously: their witness cites the New York Times as his source for Trump's supposedly horrible motivations, rather than any actual conversations with or directions from Trump. And he's a diplomat!

Tue Nov 19 01:47:22 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Horowitz to testify to Senate about IG FISA report December 11th

This is likely shortly after the report is released. So, probably after Thanksgiving and before the Senate hearing, which gives about a week's worth of window.

OANNDuring an interview on Sunday, Pelosi stated she has “no idea” when the House’s impeachment inquiry will end and noted that the decision is up to the Intelligence Committee. She went on to say she is unsure the depositions would be wrapped up by the end of the year.

“We’re out for Thanksgiving — doesn’t mean depositions couldn’t be taken during that time,” stated Pelosi. “And then when we come back — by then, maybe a decision or maybe they have more hearings.”

It's interesting how the timing lines up, isn't it?

Mon Nov 18 20:02:56 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Did Strzok lie in his Special Counsel exit interview?

Undercover Huber makes the case on Twitter. It has to do with the switcheroo over who took notes, who conducted the interview, and who wrote the FD-302. Note also that editing the 302 could also be a serious felony charge depending on the substance of the edits (eg, if it was edited to support a false-statements charge that wasn't supported by the actual interview); this is on top of that exposure.

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Mon Nov 18 02:47:22 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

West Virginia proposal to impose liability on gun-free zones

WVVAAccording to W.Va. Del. Brandon Steele, (R) 29th, legislation is needed to hold no-gun zones accountable in the event of a tragedy.

“If you’ve taken away that person’s ability to protect themselves, then it’s incumbent on you to protect them,” explained Del. Steele who is seeking a revision in state code.

If you are going to deny someone the ability to protect themselves on your property, you should bear at least some responsibility if they are attacked. Primary responsibility still adheres to the criminal attacker,

Mon Nov 18 01:47:22 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Former AG says IG report on FISA will be the most consequential in years

Sara Carter“I think it’s going to demonstrate that people took advantage of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] process, where there’s no, nobody on the other side to argue in their own interests, ” Matt Whitaker, the former Acting Attorney General said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Fox News.

“And I think we’re going to learn a lot about not only the Carter Page FISA [warrant] but how they do business generally and … I think some Americans are going to be troubled by what the inspector general is going to ultimately report.”

Anyone paying attention is already extremely troubled, but Whitaker is in a position to know better than most. Particularly the comment about "How they do business generally" suggests this will be a wide-ranging report rather than a narrowly focused one.

Still, the magic word is indictment, and he didn't say it.

Categories Spygate

Sun Nov 17 16:59:05 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Republican witness list for impeachment

Conservative TreehouseHunter Biden, Devon Archer, Alexandra Chalupa, Tim Morrison, David Hale, Kurt Volker, Nellie Ohr and the “Whistleblower”.

I don't see how the the Democrats could possibly allow Nellie Ohr or Alexandra Chalupa to testify under oath with Republicans asking the questions. Those two alone would blow SpyGate wide open. The "Whistleblower" (probably Ciaramella) would expose himself as a political hack and likely was also involved in SpyGate. Hunter Biden would expose himself as an ignorant idiot making a living on his dad's political office (and likely expose lots of other politicians doing similar things).

Sun Nov 17 13:25:25 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Is FISA IG report being held up to protect NSA data collection?

Sundance at Conservative TreeHouse has a theory.

UPDATE: Continuing resolution appears to have the renewal, which certainly seems to suggest Sundance was right. That said, it's a short term reauthorization rather than a long term or permanent one.

Categories Spygate

Sun Nov 17 13:24:02 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The flaws in safe storage laws

Daily Pundit quoting Idaho Statesman quoting Reuters“Almost one in four participants with firearms at home kept at least one gun loaded and unlocked — the type of storage most associated with accidental injuries and suicide,” Reuters reported.

Also the type of storage most associated with ready to use at short notice for self-defense.

This case is about a man whose guns were seized because he was old, allegedly had dementia, allegedly was not storing them safely (not illegally, mind you, just not up to some ninny's idea of safe storage).

Also, he allegedly threatened to shoot anyone who came to his home, or so claimed his family when they reported him to the police. And yet he surrendered his guns to the police "voluntarily" without shooting anyone.

It's my bet some leftist in his family lied to the police.

Sun Nov 17 02:28:12 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Did Obama's Ukraine ambassador perjure herself?

Same person who requested government monitoring for those reporting on SpyGate. The potential perjury is related to the whistleblower complaint and Yovanavitch's contact with Democrat staffers about it.

Sun Nov 17 01:28:12 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

"Damning" Horowitz report likely to contain criminal referrals

Sara CarterDepartment of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on his investigation into the FBI’s probe into President Trump’s campaign is expected to be made public before Thanksgiving and the outcome is alleged to contain several criminal referrals, according to sources who spoke with

This is more like it. I'm fed up with reports that it will give people indigestion, bar trouble, bad public relations experience or a limp dick with the illicit FBI lovergirl.

I want criminal referrals, followed by indictments, prosecutions, and convictions.

Categories Spygate

Sat Nov 16 02:35:11 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The quid pro quo that never happened

Ukraine foreign minister said no quid pro quo. This is on top of Trump saying no quid pro, the president of Ukraine saying no quid pro quo, the ambassador saying no quid pro quo (walking back previous testimony that he sourced to the New York Times), and the transcript says no quid pro quo. The only people saying there was one were those three or four people removed from the call where it supposedly happened. And even if there had been one, foreign aid for US policy objectives is entirely legitimate, and investigating admitted Ukrainian government interference in our 2016 election is legitimate, and investigating what seems like admitted corruption with regard to the Biden family is also entirely legitimate.

If I wanted to speculate, I would speculate that someone with a bigger whistle than brain overheard rumors about Trump investigating some of his own activities in Ukraine and decided to blow himself in a bid to protect himself from retaliation, and then in order to support his claim, organized people to make suggestive but baseless text inquiries with the idea that that would provide credibility to the story.

Except, you know, Trump did nothing wrong and released the transcript to prove it.

Sat Nov 16 02:34:37 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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