Lynch "appeared to have amnesia" on Spygate

Sara CarterFormer Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Congressional lawmakers in closed door testimony that despite the DOJ having approved the FBI warrant and renewals to spy on Carter Page, she did not recall the applications, did not remember the details contained in the applications or the circumstances surrounding conversations about the warrant, according to testimony reviewed by

Lynch “appeared to have amnesia” during her testimony that she delivered in December before the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, said one congressional official, who had knowledge of the hearing. The official said Lynch’s closed-door testimony on Page, a former Trump campaign volunteer, left lawmakers with more questions than answers.

If she's claiming memory loss that blatantly, she was involved up to her neck -- we just don't know exactly how yet.

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Sun May 05 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrat Racist Klan Blackface Babykillers still running Virginia

Victory GirlsVirginia Governor Ralph Northam, whose med school photo showed him in a KKK outfit alongside a buddy in blackface, refused to resign, and the Democrats quietly bowed out of the room after having made perfunctory requests for his resignation.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring saw the writing on the wall, and before anyone discovered his college party photographs, quickly admitted to wearing blackface. Herring hasn’t gone anywhere either, and the Democrats have quietly ceased their calls for Herring’s head.

Damn, it must feel good to be a Democrat!

I'm going to keep posting about this until they resign.

Sun May 05 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Mifsud found, lawyer says he was pressured to approach Papadopoulos

The bit about the lawyer comes from the Italian press, or at least Papadopoulos claims it does on Dan Bongino's podcast. A partial english translation of quotations and analysis is a Meaning In History.

Finding out where Mifsud is, and getting his account of events surrounding the election, seems more and more vital.

Sun May 05 06:47:32 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hillary says she's not running

The first sign that someone is running for President is when they start to deny it. She's running.

Sat May 04 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another terror attack thwarted

Daily WireFederal law enforcement officials announced on Monday that a U.S. Army vet who recently converted to Islam was arrested late last week in California for allegedly planning terror attacks in Los Angeles.

The suspect was arrested on Friday "after he received what he thought was a bomb, but was actually an inert device supplied to him by an undercover law enforcement officer, federal officials said," CBS Los Angeles reported.

I've never quite understood the appeal of converting to a religion that will immediately encourage you to commit suicide and murder against your countrymen. But people seem to keep doing it. I suppose it's a little bit like an evil version of Alcoholics Anonymous -- if you want to commit suicide anyway, at least your new "friends" will encourage you to go through with it.

Sat May 04 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI tried to recruit sources inside Trump White House

Sara CarterSenior Republican chairmen submitted a letter Thursday to Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr revealing new texts from former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok to his paramour FBI Attorney Lisa Page showing the pair had discussed attempts to recruit sources within the White House to allegedly spy on the Trump administration.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson revealed the information in a three page letter. The texts had been obtained by Tuesday and information regarding the possible attempt to recruit White House sources had been divulged by several sources to this news site last week.

Remember, all of this activity was based on a transparent hoax generated by paid Democrat opposition research. The predicate for all of this activity was never legitimate, and the FBI knew it from the beginning.

Sat May 04 06:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DNC insider solicited aid from Ukraine to influence 2016 election

The HillThe boomerang from the Democratic Party’s failed attempt to connect Donald Trump to Russia’s 2016 election meddling is picking up speed, and its flight path crosses right through Moscow’s pesky neighbor, Ukraine. That is where there is growing evidence a foreign power was asked, and in some cases tried, to help Hillary Clinton.

In its most detailed account yet, Ukraine’s embassy in Washington says a Democratic National Committee insider during the 2016 election solicited dirt on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and even tried to enlist the country's president to help.

Chaly says that, at the time of the contacts in 2016, the embassy knew Chalupa primarily as a Ukrainian-American activist, and learned only later of her ties to the DNC. He says the embassy considered her requests an inappropriate solicitation of interference in the U.S. election.

The number of levers Hillary was trying to pull to influence the election is frankly shocking.

Fri May 03 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Nellie Ohr to be referred for criminal prosecution

The HillNow, a series of “Hi Honey” emails from Nellie Ohr to her high-ranking federal prosecutor husband and his colleagues raise the prospect that Hillary Clinton-funded opposition research was being funneled into the Justice Department during the 2016 election through a back-door marital channel. It's a tale that raises questions of both conflict of interest and possible false testimony.

Ohr has admitted to Congress that, during the 2016 presidential election, she worked for Fusion GPS — the firm hired by Democratic nominee Clinton and the Democratic National Committee to perform political opposition research — on a project specifically trying to connect Donald Trump and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to Russian organized crime.

Now, 339 pages of emails from her private account to Department of Justice (DOJ) email accounts, have been released under a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. And they are raising concerns among Republicans in Congress, who filed a criminal referral with the Justice Department on Wednesday night.

Now that Mueller is finally out of the picture, things are starting to happen.

While this referral appears to be for false testimony to Congress, it's likely Nellie Ohr at Fusion GPS was one of the FBI contractors with access to intelligence databases that was shut down by Mike Rogers at NSA. And she may have been a conduit for information from those still inside that system to DOJ and FBI through her husband, via her ham radio license, about which she also appears to have lied to Congress (concerning when and when she acquired it).

More details here.

Fri May 03 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Barr to investigate Clinton collusion

Washington TimesAttorney General William P. Barr said Wednesday that he will probe whether the Clinton campaign’s payments to a company using a former British spy who collected information from Russian sources amounted to collusion.

Testifying to senators, Mr. Barr expanded on the scope of the “review” he says he’s conducting into “the activities over the summer of 2016,” which included vehemently anti-Trump FBI employees making key decisions on Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

But under questioning from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the Senate’s senior Republican, Mr. Barr also said he’ll look at the Clinton campaign’s payments to facilitate the so-called Steele dossier, the salacious, mostly unverified and in some cases disproved set of documents that helped spur the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

“That’s something that I am reviewing,” Mr. Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee made payments — hidden in campaign finance documents behind a law firm — to Fusion GPS, a Democratic research firm that paid former British spy Christopher Steele to probe Mr. Trump.

Collusion is not illegal -- but paying a foreign to influence US elections is.

Fri May 03 06:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Listening device discovered at White House

Yeah, Rosenstein, about your "sarcastic" proposal to wiretap the President?

I get the feeling your usefulness is at an end.

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Thu May 02 21:30:38 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI admits it sent spy to London to meet Papadopoulos

They leaked it to the New York Times, which just might get them in even more trouble. But, here's the thing... this was probably a CIA asset, not an FBI asset, and the leak probably comes from CIA. The Deep State is trying to claim the FBI investigation of Trump's campaign (including Papadopoulos) was legitimately (if incorrectly) predicated. They are thus trying to claim this spy who interrogated Papadopoulos was FBI, in order to keep the earlier setup operation by the CIA under wraps.

I linked to the Times above for the leak, but I don't advise believing what they write. This is an self-protective admission intended to mislead. From a Deep State perspective, it's better to expand the known and admitted FBI misbehavior slightly than to open a new can of worms at CIA.

Thu May 02 13:36:08 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A real hate crime...

PJMediaLet's say you're sitting in Starbucks on a lovely spring day, just enjoying a cup of their burnt, overpriced coffee and minding your own business. Suddenly, a complete stranger walks up and starts screaming at you because you're wearing a red baseball cap with a slogan popularized by the current president of the United States. This angry woman, who you've never met in your life, calls you a "Nazi" and a "racist" and claims you "hate brown people." She exhorts the rest of the coffee shop to rise up against you, and follows you out to the parking lot to yell at you some more. Then, after you escape, this complete stranger posts your picture on Facebook, vowing to find out where you live and work so she can make you "feel as unsafe as [you] made every brown person [you] met today."

All because you were wearing a hat she didn't like.

This actually happened in real life, earlier this week in Palo Alto. I'm not going to name the woman, because she's already been fired from her job and doesn't need me piling on her, but you can find out more here. I would recommend a 72-hour psychiatric hold, but she already lives in the Bay Area, so that would be redundant.

These are real crimes, doing real harm to real people, barely distinguishable from lynch mobs.

Thu May 02 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

School Choice and the Teachers' Unions

The FederalistWhile opponents of school choice are speaking loudly and with one voice, the many West Virginians who want school choice, or are simply fed up with the strikes, are remaining mostly quiet.

I decided to find some of these families and tell their stories. What I didn’t expect to uncover was a culture of overwhelming fear and intimidation related to unions. This is especially true in the state’s southern coal counties, where organized labor has a long, proud, and sometimes violent history. Some West Virginians’ palpable fear in speaking freely is something I’ve never before encountered in America. It is, in fact, much closer to the corruption culture I’ve experienced in my 22 years of charity work in post-communist Romania.

Teacher's unions seem a particularly bad form of public sector union, since their threats are targeted directly at people's children -- with whom they have more contact than most parents do.

Thu May 02 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

ATF claims no records on bump-stock crimes

FOIA response letter here. What this means is most likely that the ATF was not allowed to examine the firearms used in the Vegas shooting, as they have admitted previously, and thus have no records.

That said, the complete lack of any such records is odd. Surely, for example, some emails were exchanged about the Vegas shooting asking whether bump stocks were used. But -- reading carefully, the letter says they searched the "Criminal Enforcement System of Records". In other words, not everything. Since the (alleged) Vegas shooter is dead, he won't be charged with a crime, either. So this response doesn't necessarily tell us much.

As the saying goes, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. But if you keep looking for evidence and not finding it, it becomes harder and harder to argue that what you can't see is really there.

Thu May 02 06:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Democrats debating reparations for slavery

The HillHouse legislation to form a commission to study whether black Americans should receive reparations for slavery is getting a significant boost from Democrats on the presidential campaign trail.

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), suggested that action on a reparations measure sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is all but certain, with Democrats now in control of the lower chamber and the idea gaining prominence on the national stage.

You know what this tells me? It tells me the Dems internal polling shows them losing the black vote to Trump in 2020.

Wed May 01 08:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

National Emergencies and Rand Paul

Looks like Rand Paul will be voting to override Trump's national emergency declaration for funding the border wall. He's citing the Constitution. But that's not the whole story:

Daily Caller“I can’t vote to give extraconstitutional powers to the President,” Paul said, to the Bowling Green Daily News Saturday. “I can’t vote to give the President the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” he continued. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.” He was speaking to the Warren County Republican Party.

Congress passed a statute authorizing the President to declare a national emergency and reallocate funds. This is not controversial. It passed last century and has been used dozens of times for various purposes by all three of the last presidents (Obama and both Bushes). In addition, Congress previously authorized (but not appropriated -- a subtle difference) funding for a border wall. And there is an override procedure, but it takes legislation, and is thus subject to veto. Obviously, the President will veto, meaning Congress needs 67 votes. The odds of that seem low.

The point is: the Constitution is being followed. This is an established and settled procedure. It's the first time Congress tried to override such a declaration (as far as I know), the first time one has been publicized, and thus, it's easy to confuse the public with rhetoric about the Constitution. But I expect Rand Paul to know better. He can vote to override if he wants to, but he shouldn't grandstand about the Constitution while he does it. Congress authorized the President to declare emergencies and reappropriate funds to address them.

Wed May 01 07:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

New York AG plans abuse of law in pursuit of injustice

Sara CarterIn an extensive interview with NBC News, the incoming New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James, a democrat, says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well,” James told NBC News.

In a just society, the police do not investigate people in hopes of finding a crime they may have committed. Instead, they investigate a crime to determine who committed it.

These New York officials clearly have that backwards,

Wed May 01 06:47:31 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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