House Intelligence Questions FBI

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has spent this week answering questions, behind closed doors, for the House Intelligence Committee.

“The House Intelligence Committee” first and foremost is an oxymoron. The House of Representatives and intelligence are like two magnets of the same pole, they repel each other— never the twain shall meet.

Devin Nunes heads this committee, proving my point. I will remind you of the time he frantically called a press conference without discussing his decision to do so, and without discussing his “new information” with members of the committee.

https://youtu.be/D_lXO4pH1ao

That was after Nunes had been called to the White House and told there was proof former (and better) President Obama had wiretapped Donald Jackass Trump. Nunes subsequent impromptu press conference was an attempt to corroborate the accusation made by Trump in one of his more inflammatory late night tweets. Nunes told the press there was proof that Trump’s tweet was true.

There was no proof, because it never happened. Nunes lied for Trump and, when that was apparent, he said he would recuse himself from the committee to investigate Trump/Russia. This was to be his self flagellation for the misdeed.

Nunes never recused himself, and continues to head this sham of a committee. This committee, which Nunes heads, does not try to ascertain truth. Their mission is to distract the press from the Trump/Russia investigation.

Nunes has been a nervous wreck for months, torn between covering up his own ties to Russia, and not angering Trump or Putin in the process.. He showed us all with that press conference, he is a Trump lackey.

Back to the questioning of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. He has been questioned regarding conversations and correspondence he had with FBI Director James Comey, his onetime boss. The hope Nunes has is that he will find a way to discredit the FBI.

There are two reasons this committee needs to discredit the FBI—

1. Time is running out and options are few as Trump’s dooms day looms near. His only hope is to garner public support before the inevitable happens and he is indicted. He is trying to distract from Russia, crying Hillary, and claiming the FBI is on a “witch hunt.”

Mmm… not likely to get the public’s support with approval ratings south of 34.

2. The House committee is also on a fact finding mission for Trump’s legal defense, and they’re using tax payer dollars, claiming their activity is a government investigation.

My opinions are based on the direction of the questions asked of Mr McCabe. He has been interrogated regarding both the FBI’s Russia investigation, and its probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

This committee will not find answers regarding Russian interference, because it does not seek to.

I remember when Trump couldn’t praise former FBI Director James Comey enough, for re-opening the Clinton email investigation two weeks prior to the 2016 presidential election. It turned the tide of public opinion. It followed the release of the Access Hollywood tapes in which Trump famously bragged about assaulting women. It should have been a game ending blow to Trump. Comey is one of the reasons Trump is where he is. Lordy.

Now as Trump flails his arms, trying to accuse Comey and Mueller of having some kind of vendetta against him, all that came of this weeks questioning of Mr McCabe was further confirmation that Trump has indeed tried to obstruct justice by asking Comey to “let the Flynn investigation go,” and asking for Comey to pledge his loyalty.

http://youtu.be/Za3vgqxQDHE

It seems to me the entire GOP congress is guilty of obstruction of justice. What are they trying to hide? I’m betting they are trying to hide their own acquisition of Russian money.

Final thought—

Jared Kushner lied to the FBI on several occasions… each lie is a felony, so why does he still have White House security clearance?

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/torn/”>Torn</a&gt;

Mueller’s Probe Heats Up

Special Council Robert Mueller’s recent subpoena of Deutsche Bank has given us a hint at the direction his Trump/Russia investigation has taken, and Donald Trump is feeling the burn… maybe that’s why he’s orange.

Trump owes Deutsche Bank (DB) $364 million, Jared Kushner owes them $285 million. Deutsche bank leant them both money when no American banks were willing to take the risk.

Deutsche bank has a cooperating agreement with Vnesheconombank (VEB). VEB is a Russian government-owned development bank and has been under US sanctions since 2014.

If Deutsche bank’s loans to Kushner and Trump have been, or were to be, transferred to VEB, Trump would have incentive to lift those U.S. sanctions. It might also be a means to launder Russian money.

Trump’s main appeal as POTUS, to Putin, was his ability to lift sanctions, and we know Michael Flynn made promises to Russia regarding sanctions. Trump, in return, has failed to enforce sanctions against Russia for their interference in the U.S. election. That deadline was October 1 2017.

Trump is running out of lines of defense. As Mueller digs deep into his finances, his efforts have turned to discrediting Mueller and the FBI.

Trump, at a recent Pensacola Florida rally, said— “This is a rigged system. This is a sick system from the inside. And, you know, there is no country like our country but we have a lot of sickness in some of our institutions,”

Donald Trump’s attacks on the intelligence community are as dangerous to democracy as are his attacks on the free press, and he has help… from the press.

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages have been littered with anti-Mueller stories, helping Trump in his attempt to create a foundation on which he will claim the Mueller investigation is biased or incompetent, with headlines like— “Obstruction of Congress” with subtext “Mueller, the Justice Department and the FBI aren’t helping the lawmakers’ probe.”

Is the WSJ a reliable source of news? One quick google search points to where their loyalties might lie. Donald Trump’s friend Rupert Murdoch and his family control a media empire of 120 news publications in five countries, the Wall Street Journal is one of them. They also own multimedia company 21st Century Fox, and if that isn’t enough, they own book publisher HarperCollins.

Trump also has the help of some GOP members of Congress, like Rep. Steve King of Iowa, and Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who are engaging in their own conspiracy to obstruct justice on his administration’s behalf, using such tactics as threatening to cut the investigation’s funding.

While Donald Trump attacks the free press and the intelligence community, he wholeheartedly endorses an accused child molester, he refuses to comment on sexual predators, (unless they are liberal’s), he says some Neo-Nazis are “fine people,” and he has never had an unkind word for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It has been widely reported, Jared Kushner was the person who directed Michael Flynn’s communications with Russia. Flynn admittedly lied to the FBI about those communications. That fact, and the Deutsche bank subpoena would indicate Jared Kushner, who is incapable of completing a security clearance form no matter how many times he tries, is next in line for an indictment.

Meanwhile, there has been speculation that Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy to the city from Tel Aviv was an attempt to distract the press from the Deutsche bank subpoena.

The only question now is when will Kushner be indicted… and will this affect the Kushner/Trump Merry Christmas?

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/jolly/”>Jolly</a&gt;

Who Commissioned the Steele Dossier – A Limerick 

Today I would like to express

Trump’s denial tweets don’t impress

MI6 Agent Steele’s

Penned Dossier’s real

Who commissioned it? I can confess…

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A power family, Republican

Against whom, early on, Trump did run

A dad and dad’s son 

Prez 43 and 41 

Shrub is their last name’s synonym

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Yes, it was Jeb, and Trump knows it well

Lies based on fear have a distinct smell

The dossier’s proved true

Mueller’s using it too

Trump is nervous— it’s easy to tell

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/express/”>Express</a&gt;

Why Not Impeach Trump Now?

“I’d like to send America’s hearts and prayers to the people of Puerto Rico” ~Donald Trump, Village Idiot

People are dying in hurricane stricken Puerto Rico while Donald Trump, who seemingly does not realize they are Americans, essentially ignores them.

Trump has been busy though: 

He’s engaged in really mean name calling with North Korea’s “Little Rocket Man” who topped that by calling Donald Trump a “dotard”— a person, especially an old person, exhibiting a decline in mental faculties; a weak-minded or foolish old person…sounds right to me.

But there’s more, Dotard is also busy picking fights with NFL players and contemplating the possibility of passing a law which would prevent players from kneeling during the National Anthem. 

Considering all Donald Trump has done wrong, while achieving nothing, why is he still in office? Sadly our forefathers didn’t provide for our common defense or promote our general welfare by stipulating in the constitution the possibility of impeaching a president solely based on stupidity. 

What did they stipulate?

Article II Section 4 of the US Constitution says— The President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for Conviction of Treason, Bribery, or Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Hmm…Donald Trump seems to have committed several of those offenses. 

  • Article 11, Section 2, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution says “The President…shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachable Offenses. Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio who had ignored a Court’s Injunction— impeachable. 
  • Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states. Donald Trump has been on a mission of personal enrichment since elected. One example would be Trump selling Hotel rooms in DC to foreign heads of state.
  • The Ethics in Government Act, I know it’s an oxymoron, went into affect in 1978. It was a result Watergate, and the Saturday Night Massacre. It mandates, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family. It also restricts lobbying by public officials for a period after leaving public office. Oh, and it created the U.S. Office of Independent Counsel, tasked with investigating government officials (taxes)…Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? The idea of political ethics brings to my mind Donald Trump profiting from his secret service protection, by way of renting hotel rooms and apartments (at full price, paid by tax payers) to the secret service as they guard him and his family when they’re at one of his many properties. 
  • Article 3 of the United States Constitution—defines treason as specific acts, namely “levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Whether Trump was personally involved, or he knew Russia was interfering with the 2016 presidential election and allowed it, either scenario makes him guilty of Treason. Additionally Russia engaged in a cyber attack against the U.S. likely with inside help. It has been called an act of war. Did Trump or his associates help? 
  • Obstruction of Justice was committed, not only by firing, but also by attempting to intimidate former FBI director James Comey while he was conducting an investigation on the afore mentioned Russian investigation. 
  • The Treaty Clause of Article II of the United States Constitution provides only the legislative branch, not the executive, has the power to initiate new military actions. —Trump ordered US forces to carry out unauthorized air strikes on Syria. 
  • The 25th Amendment Section 4 Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Maybe they did provide an idiot clause. 

    I’m sure I’m missing something, but you get the idea. There are more than enough reasons to impeach Donald Trump. 

    Several members of Congress have filed Articles of impeachment against Trump, so why isn’t anything happening? 


    Blind partisan loyalty by one miserable looking man, Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is stonewalling impeachment hearings. Goodlatte has been sitting on articles of impeachment filed months ago. Until he launches a formal inquiry into Trump’s crimes, nothing will happen. 

    So, lets all call him at— (202) 225–5431 or contact him on Twitter: @RepGoodlatte, and tell him do do his job.

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    <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/focused/”>Focused</a&gt;

    A Limerick for Sarah Hickabee [sic?] Sanders 

    To accuse Comey of crime…that’s inspired

    “Those are real reasons for why he was fired,” 

    Middle name…is it Hick?

    I hear banjo music

    When you speak Trump and “for why he” conspired

    Trey Gowdy is the New David Nunes.

    We have two government investigations simultaneously taking place, supposedly working toward the same goal, and yet one is actively working against the other to end both investigations.

    Remember former House Intel Committee Chief David Nunes? This past April, he held an impromptu press conference, without discussing his plans to do so with the committee, falsely backing up Trump’s “Obama wiretapped me” claim. 


    He was attempting to assist Trump in discrediting the FBI investigation, then led by former FBI Director James Comey, by falsely claiming their investigation was based on information gathered illegally when former President Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower. 

    Nunes seems to have disappeared, or been run out of town. He’s still there, although he kind of sort of recused himself (not really) from the committee. He retained the right to oversee committee subpoenas. 
    His behavior in April was illegal, and is part of the case against Trump and his staff’s repeated attempts to obstruct the investigation. 


    Trey Gowdy, who looks like a graduate of the ‘Harry Potter House of Slytherin’ (and also seems to be a fan of the ‘white power’ hand gesture), stepped into the leadership role left void by Nunes in the House Intel Committee investigation. 

    The House Intel Committee’s primary function seems not to be what they claim it is— to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, but rather to obstruct and deflect and ultimately end the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

    The House has interviewed key witnesses, such as Kushner, Trump Jr, Paul Manafort, but only in closed sessions. The result, if not the purpose, to give witnesses the legal means to refuse Mueller’s subpoenas for transcripts of the interviews. Paul Manafort is currently doing just that. They testify behind closed doors for a committee that is actively working with Trump to withhold information, and neither the public nor the FBI have access to what transpires. 

    Now Gowdey, in his assignment to discredit Mueller’s investigation, is claiming the FBI used questionable information to legitimize the entire investigation: the Steele dossier. 

    Meanwhile Nunes, who has established himself as an agent for Trump, sent his aids in search of Daniel Steele hoping to intercept him before congress interviewed him. Their goal is to ultimately discredit him as well, and claim the entire investigation was based on the dossier- which is false. Most everything in the dossier has already been proven to be true, and what remains is reportedly soon to be proven true as well. 

    Gowdey has some carrots dangling in front of him: he has been next in line to replace Jeff Sessions, and he also wanted to replace Comey as FBI director.

    Hey GOP, why the coverup? Why is Manafort hiding his testimony? Innocent people do not hide or obstruct. Why doesn’t Donald want his taxes released? 

    Why does Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) want to cut funding to Muellers investigation?

    Why can’t Jeff Keebler Elf Sessions “recall” anything? 

    The GOP has proven, time and time again, their priority is— party over country. It’s them against us. Trump’s approval ratings don’t bode well for the GOP and re-elections for many are less than a year away. Odd that they seem unphased. Why aren’t they worried?

    In my opinion they are confident they will win whether they have the support of their constituents or not, thanks to gerrymandering (the manipulation of borders to increase the likelihood of one party winning), the Russian propaganda machine (hard at work here), voter registration log tampering (thousands of voters arrived at their polling stations where there were no records of them having registered), and tampering with the actual machines- (many cited cases of votes changing as they were cast). 

    Exit polls on the day of the presidential election, for the first time in their history, did not match up with results. No one batted an eye. The GOP seems to be more afraid of Trump’s friend Putin and his influence than the power of their voters. 

    Politics has always been corrupt. The level of corruption in the White House today eclipses anything we’ve seen before. If Trump isn’t removed from office prior to 2020 he’ll win a re-election—Putin will see to that. 

    I have a few simple proposals: hand counted paper ballots, end gerrymandering, abolish the electoral college. As citizens we need to reclaim the government. Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?
    Will the GOP survive Trump? Let’s hope not.

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    <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/anticipate/”>Anticipate</a&gt;