San Francisco libels NRA as "Domestic Terrorist Organization"

I think this really does take politics too far and violates the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and association. It's an allegation of serious criminal acts applied to millions of people nationwide on an absurd basis.

Sat Sep 07 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

McCabe fundraises for Democrats

Sat Sep 07 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Obama lawyer skates on foreign agent charges

Sat Sep 07 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nunes files lawsuit against Fusion GPS

I'm honestly not sure what his private cause of action is here. He cites a variety of things (RICO, conspiracy, wire fraud, obstruction of justice) but how does a private citizen bring a lawsuit for those things? Normally that would be the DOJ. Still, details here.

If he can claw information out of Fusion with discovery, that may help us advance the ball.

Fri Sep 06 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Who reviewed the classification status of Comey's memos?

Daily CallerIt appears that the main reason Horowitz concludes former FBI Director James Comey only violated his FBI Employment Agreement and DOJ/FBI “policies” was because the documents he kept, disclosed, and leaked to improper parties were not considered truly classified. That apparently keeps them from being serious enough to prosecute. So, who made the decision that they were not classified? The answer would be outrageous if it were not virtually farcical.
Horowitz tells us at page 42 and 43 that there were four people involved in that review and decisions, but the two of those four who were most experienced in making those determinations were named Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. If you will recall Horowitz, in his previous report, found basically hundreds of pages to document appalling bias against Trump, as well as monstrous love for and desire to see Hillary Clinton elected president.

How is it that these same people keep cropping up, clearing each other in investigations, and generally running rings around the people supposedly trying to investigate them?

It's not like these two weren't already known to be partisan hacks with heavy conflicts of interest before Comey was fired.

Fri Sep 06 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Wind-up toys and Ruby Ridge

Bill Quick discusses conspiracy theories on the recent mass shootings, with reference to Ruby Ridge. I think he gets one basic fact wrong; the shotguns at issue in Ruby Ridge were sawed off to half an inch below the legal limit rather than 5 inches, and Randy Weaver thought he was doing it at the legal limit due to measurement error.

Aside from that, I don't know whether the theory that government agents are somehow contacting mass shooters and encouraging them to commit their attacks is actually correct. I know that those agencies are not above encouraging terrorists through informants to commit attacks or conducting armed raids over budget concerns. I'm certain the federal agencies have infiltrated as many "terrorist" and "potential terrorist" groups as they possibly can and probably know who they might be able to wind up. Recent revelations have demonstrated that the agencies are politically biased to an extreme degree and willing to act on their bias in ways that exceed any conceivably legal justification.

In other words, they have means, motive, and opportunity to wind up at least some killers.

I still find the idea that they are actually taking that step difficult to accept. My policy on such things is that I need to see positive evidence. More than circumstantial, more than the three Ms. I know it's hard to get to that kind of evidence in something like this, but it's an extraordinary claim, too.

Let's just say I would not be surprised if there turned out to be something to this idea in at least some cases.

And hell, by that criteria, we're already there; the Texas attack linked above meets everything.

Fri Sep 06 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Rep Ilhan Omar's husband alleges she was married to her brother

And he would know, wouldn't he? I've been mostly ignoring this story because it's one representative's personal issues and I have very little to add. But what is ignorable when it is merely suggestive allegations and suspicious refusal to discuss the topic becomes a bit more credible when offered by the person you are still married to.

Granted, there's a divorce proceeding underway and allegations of an affair, too. So take with some salt.

I'd offer odds on whether she will resign "to spend more time with all of her families" but the Democrats still have a state governor who was photographed in blackface in office, so clearly they have no shame.

Thu Sep 05 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Why she lied about Kavanaugh

Turns out, she wanted to pre-smear him in case he ruled on Roe v Wade. It's not quite a direct admission of lying, but its as close as her lawyer can come without opening the client up to perjury charges.

What Ford doesn't understand is that by lying about Kavanaugh for pure political gain, she's damaging the credibility of every woman in the future who comes forward with unprovable accusations of this type.

Thu Sep 05 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

How Red Flag laws will work in practice

Leftists will report everyone they can for any reason they can. They are already willing to report families to Child Protective Services over a Trump sign on someone's lawn.

Thu Sep 05 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What to make of the decision to give Comey a pass

I'm honestly not sure what to make of this. The most common line taken appears to be that, yes, he violated FBI policies and (probably) laws, but he was very clever about it and it would be very difficult to successfully convict him in DC where a jury would be composed of mostly Democrats who probably think Comey is a hero. But, they say, wait for the FISA abuse report and surely Comey will be charged for that.

That's pretty much the same line of argument they used after the Clinton IG report. Gosh, this all looks bad and it's obviously a cover up, but we'll get them in the next report..

And again, and again, and again, each time getting no prosecutions, and being told to wait for the next one where surely there would finally be consequences.

I'm getting tired of that and it's starting to sound like a Deep State delaying tactic designed to draw it out until after 2020 when it can be made to disappear, as well as inducing "scandal fatigue" so the public get tired of the whole thing and start to tune out.

On the flip side, there are credible reports that suggest McCabe may actually get charged on something, and if those are accurate, AND Comey gets charged on the FISA angle, it would go a long way towards demonstrating progress.

Part of the problem is that we are being asked to view independent decisions as linked, with the later decisions (implied as being harsher) justifying/excusing the relative leniency of the initial decisions. But they aren't linked. Each decision is independent and doesn't influence the others. This is the only chance the IG and DOJ have to go after Comey for his memos.

So as far as I am concerned, I'm evaluating each decision to prosecute or not independently, too. Comey's memos case is hard to win, but he needs to face charges for what he did to undermine and betray the elected official he supposedly served.

Thu Sep 05 00:00:57 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats determined to prosecute Trump no matter what

Kamala Harris quoted at CNSNewsYou know, I've read the Mueller report, and they outline in that report -- and it was a team of some of the best career people in the Department of Justice who were a part of that -- career people who had been in the Department of Justice.

There are at least ten separate instances of obstruction of justice. I am also clear from reading what he wrote in that report that the only reason they did not return an indictment against this president on obstruction of justice is because of an opinion from the Department of Justice that suggests that you cannot indict a sitting president.

But there is no question that the evidence supports a prosecution of that case.

Actually, Mueller told Barr 3 times before witnesses that the OLC opinion was NOT the reason he declined to indict. And, in a joint statement with DOJ after Mueller's pissy little press conference, Mueller had to walk back his statements a bit. Basically, Mueller is dangling impeachment bait for Congress and trying to worm his way back into the good graces of the left by setting up an impeachment over nothing, and violating legal and prosecutorial ethics rules in the process.

Wed Sep 04 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Walmart backing out of selling ammunition, calls for gun control

They have nothing I need there. And while I was never exactly a regular there, I did occasionally stop in for things. Not anymore.

What the politically woke CEOs fail to realize is that when you pick a side, the other side also gets a vote.

Wed Sep 04 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Odessa Shooter: Mental health issues and a failed background check

Turns out the Odessa shooter had existing mental health issues that probably contributed to getting fired from his job, and failed a background check when he tried to buy a gun. Obviously, somehow he got a gun anyway.

Background checks are not a panacea. They don't actually stop anyone from buying a gun. Between people whose disqualifying incidents don't get entered into the system and people who have the black market contacts to easily obtain a gun illegally to people who already have all the guns they need, background checks just do not provide a barrier.

They do provide the government with a mostly-complete list of honest citizens who own guns, though.

Wed Sep 04 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mueller and the Brady rule for exculpatory evidence

Sidney PowellRemarkably, but not surprisingly to those who have read my book, Mueller has thumbed his nose at Judge Sullivan’s order. He produced only a 302 created by his own squad seven months later from his own agent’s interview of none other than the infamous, fired-for-bias, disgraced, Trump-loathing, former Agent Peter Strzok — the guy who swore he’d “stop” President Trump and devised “an insurance policy” with his mistress Lisa Page and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in case Trump won the election. We are watching Mueller execute that insurance policy by the day.

The evidence indicates Mueller has destroyed or is suppressing Brady material. There was an original 302 created within five days — by FBI protocol — of the Jan. 24, 2016 ambush interview of General Flynn by two agents — Strzok and Special Agent Joe Pientka. It is mentioned in the Strzok-Page text messages and on page four of the recrafted 302 Mueller filed. Comey read the original 302 before he was fired.

If you take into account the missing 302s from the Flynn case, the missing texts from Strzok's phone while he was working for the special counsel, the missing notes from interviewing Mifsud, Mueller may well have destroyed more evidence of criminal behavior than he prosecuted.

Tue Sep 03 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Statistical fraud behind global warming

Investor's Business DailyWhat do we mean by fraudulent? How about this: NOAA has made repeated "adjustments" to its data, for the presumed scientific reason of making the data sets more accurate. Nothing wrong with that. Except, all their changes point to one thing — lowering previously measured temperatures to show cooler weather in the past, and raising more recent temperatures to show warming in the recent present. But the actual measured temperature record shows something different: There have been hot years and hot decades since the turn of the last century, and colder years and colder decades. But the overall measured temperature shows no clear trend over the last century, at least not one that suggests runaway warming.

If you've been following the climate debate you already know all about this. But people who don't follow the climate debate closely seem to be starting to notice.

Tue Sep 03 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Sharyl Attisson reports receiving whistleblower tips in her spying case

When she reports on the tips she says she received, we may get some interesting new information.

Tue Sep 03 06:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

UK disowned Steele before Trump inauguration, FBI likely knew

The HillMultiple witnesses have told Congress that, a week before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, Britain’s top national security official sent a private communique to the incoming administration, addressing his country’s participation in the counterintelligence probe into the now-debunked Trump-Russia election collusion.

Most significantly, then-British national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant claimed in the memo, hand-delivered to incoming U.S. national security adviser Mike Flynn’s team, that the British government lacked confidence in the credibility of former MI6 spy Christopher Steele’s Russia collusion evidence, according to congressional investigators who interviewed witnesses familiar with the memo.

Before Trump's inauguration also means before Mueller's investigation and before at least one and possibly two of the FISA renewals. There are people who claim Mueller's team interview them about it, meaning Mueller provably knew about it. And yet it's not in his report, and his investigation continued.

Categories Spygate

Mon Sep 02 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judicial Watch uncovers more evidence of State Dept involement in SpyGate

Mon Sep 02 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Truth and Lies

A reader sent me James Comey's pathetic lies in the Washington Post. Bongino rebunks it. Or is debutts?

Keep listening for Bongino debunking Mueller's press conference. Also worth reading: After press conference, Mueller must be subpoena'd. We'll ask him when he knew the Russian Hoax was a hoax, and remind him about the presumption of innocence. He might find that comforting, because it means we can't just throw him in jail for setting up the domestic spying arrangement at the FBI that culminated in SpyGate.

We have to try him first.

Mon Sep 02 06:47:34 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mass murders

Mass shooting in Odessa, TX with 5 dead, 21 more injured. [UPDATE: Supposedly a white male, no name released yet; usually that means his name is Mohammed.] And in France, an Afghan refugee with a knife allegedly kills 1 and injures 9 more.

No word on motive in either case, although in the French situation, the motive is obvious.

UPDATE: Amazingly, I missed one. This one is male but isn't white, and (allegedly) shot nine people.

Sun Sep 01 12:55:37 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

69% want Congress to investigate DOJ for SpyGate

PJMediaBut the most interesting part of the is that “69% think Congress ought to investigate the origins of the Justice Department's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including 76% of Democrats, 69% of independents and 62% of Republicans.” In other words, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the Obama Justice Department’s actions in 2016 should be investigated. The American people want answers about the Steele dossier, the FISA court approval of the wiretap, everything. What did Obama know, and when did he know it? Why did the Obama administration not do more to prevent or stop Russian cyber attacks?

That's a huge supermajority.

Sun Sep 01 08:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Truly astonishing ignorance from a TV expert

Hat tip to Of Arms and the Law, but he didn't go into enough detail on the inaccuracies broadcast on national television for my taste.

The "expert" worked as a police officer in LA, on gang assignments., according to her book bio.

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Sun Sep 01 07:47:33 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

IRS Staffer pleads guilty to leaking info about Cohen to Avenatti

Yeah, about that deep state that doesn't exist? A member just pled guilty.

Sun Sep 01 06:47:35 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that system of "justice" that we have...

Law and CrimeA federal judge on Tuesday issued a scathing ruling in which she held the entire Kansas U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) in contempt of court after finding prosecutors unlawfully listened to attorney-client conversations and likely destroyed evidence to cover up their wrongdoing.

In a 188-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson said that a three-year investigation into the office revealed that prosecutors violated the Sixth Amendment rights of prisoners whose privileged conversations with defense attorneys were surreptitiously recorded at the Leavenworth Detention Center in Kansas. Robinson further decried the USAO’s “wholesale strategy to delay, diffuse, and deflect” investigators’ inquiry into the office’s misdeeds, which resulted in “denying the individual litigants their day in court for almost three years.”

Yes, that's an entire state's worth of federal law enforcement officials systematically violating the constitution, and then cover up the investigation.

Sun Sep 01 06:06:38 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that media bias that doesn't exist...

On some topics -- such as the interactions between police and black men -- they aren't even pretending to be objective.

Sat Aug 31 08:06:38 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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